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Mary Ethel Harris, dauKlitcr of Kev. W. E. B. Harris, 
is a great-great-Kraiiddaughler of Col. Sawyers, and a 
grcat-firaiiddautrhtcr of Siiiuiii Harris. While liviiifr in 
New Orleans. La., she ecuiipleted iier eours;' in school, 
graduating fi-om Home liKtitute. a i-etined private 
school foi' girls. She then took a business coiii'se. and 
for a year was private seeretai-y to Hon. .latncs ('. 
McReynolds, who was then a corporation lawyer in 
Niashviile, and who is now the Tnited States Attorney 
General at Washington. 1). ('. After his removal to 
New York she acc<'i)te<i tlie position as Lihrarian of 
the Vanderliilt Tniversity Law Department Library and 
secretary to the Dean of that department. Dr. Allen G. 
Hall, which position she aecuratily filled for seven years. 
Upon the removal of the family to Knoxville. Tenn.. in 
1912. she aided and assisted the comjiiler in completing 
the history, rendering valual)le service in transcriliiug 
the entire history from the rough manuscri|)t i-eatly for 
the press. 

Family History 


GoL John Sawyers and Simon Harris 


Their Descendants 

Compiled by 


A Great Grandson of Col. John Sawyers and a Grandson 

of Simon Harris 

Press of 

The Knoxville Lithographing Company 









PREFACE. 1369439 

Believing that a family history is of priceless value, we give this compila- 
tion as the result of our knowledge and research of the early history of the 
lives of our ancestors, and it is to be hoped that the representatives'of later 
generations of these families may take up the story and continue the record, 
so that future generations may know of the noble blood from which they 
sprang and the worth of our ancestors in the world's history. The virtues of 
our ancestors are many, and their faithful, sincere Christian lives are worthy 
tif imitation in their descendants. In compiling this history we have en- 
deavored to be impartial. Nothing will appear except as history and in honor 
of the families. 

All along our boyhood days and even up to middh' life manv narratives 
were handed down by tradition of the life and early history of our great 
grandfather. Col. John Sawyers. The older we get the more" we live in the 
past. I am not even now an old man, yet I am over seventy years of age 
ITpon reading the early history of our countrv, such as Ramsev's Annals ''of 
Tennessee: Haywood's Ili.story of Tennessee; Heroes of King's Mountain, 
by Lyman Draper, and other old histories, we find that Col. John Sawyers 
figured frequently and that his name appeared many times as a pioneer and 
soldier. This fact prompted in us a desire to hand down to future o-enera- 
tions his record. '' 

Some four years ago we took up the work of compiling this history. My 

father, Samuel K. Harris, and his brother, James Jefferson Harris n'larried 

lA sisters, who were granddaughters of Col. John Sawyers, and further, from 

the fact that the younger generations have intermarried more or less, the 

history of one family becomes largely the history of the other. 

When we took up this work we inaugurated the family reunions which 
^ have been so .successful, and of valuable assistance in the compiling of this 

history. The first reunion was held at Old Washington Church, twelve miles 
east of Knoxville, on the Washington Pike, October 2nd, 1909, at which time 
the sermon was preached by the Pastor, Rev. L. F. Smith. The second re- 
union was held October 3rd. 1910. The sermon was preached by Rev. William 
Harvey Smith, who was a baptized child of Washington Church, antl joined 
the Washington Church seventy years from that date almost to a day. 

It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life to gather" together 
} the facts for this hi.story, and if I have accomplished nothing more in my 

5 life than the compilation of this history, I shall feel that I have not lived i"n 


The third reunion was held October 1st, 1911. The sermon was preached 
by Rev. W. E. B. Harris, a baptised child of Washington Church, one of the 
ministers going out of this church, and a descendant of Col. John Sawyers 
and Simon Harris. The fourth reunion was held September 29th, 1912. The 
sermon was preached by Rev. W. E. B. Harris. 

At these reunions we have had a very large attendance from the two 
families and it is hoped that these reunions at Old Washington Church will 
never be abandoned. It is our intention to do all honor to this Church that 
can be done in this history. Here, at Washington Church, worshipped our 
ancestors and their descendants, until their removal to their Western homes. 
Here, in Washington Cemetery, sleeps the sacred dust of our ancestors and 
many of their descendants. In this history will be reprinted, in honor and 
for preservation, all that was said at the centennial celebration of this Church 
in 1902. 

It has been over one hundred and thirty years since the birth of the first 
ehild in the John Sawyers family, and the record shows that the descendants 
are scattered from Tennessee to the Pacific Coast. But notwithstanding the 

scattered condition of the families, 1 feel proud of the fact that I have gotten 
so full a rei'ord. From tlic vory beginning of my endeavor to compile this 
liistory. :ill the desc(>iid;mts liave taken an active interest in furnishing their 
individual and family history. 

I Avill have something to say in the way of write-ups of the older heads 
and distinguished members of the families. There may be some mistakes in 
these write-ni)s. Many of them were from personal knowledge; some were 
sent in with family records; and some are tradition, but they have all been 
used to hdiiiir their memory and to add interest to the individual families. 

This History will be divided into four parts. The first part will be th'' 
history of Co]. John Sawyers and his descendants. The second will be the 
history of Simon Ilari'is and his descendants. The third will be a Military 
Record of tlie descendants of both of tliese families. The task of preparing 
the ^lilitary Record was assigned to W. K. Carter, a ^Military Historian, he 
having prepared and printed a History of the First Tennessee Cavalry, known 
as the Col. James I'. Brownlow Regiment in the Civil "War, ^Mr. Carter being 
a member of said Regiment. The fourth part will be of miscellaneous matter 
appropriate to appear as a part of this History. 

Originally, the Sawyers and Harris families were Whigs, and at the out- 
l)reak of the Civil War. the entire Sawyers and Harris families, with the 
exception of the Forgey and Craig families, lived in Knox and Jefferson 
County. Tennessee. 

Tlu' cause of the Civil War is so well known to all historians, that it is 
unnecessary to refer to it here. Throughout Eastern Tennessee among large 
families the i.ssue of this war often divided them, and such was the case of 
the Sawyers families. The entire Sawyers family, including William Eng- 
land, who married into the family, with the exception of the Josiah Sawyers 
family and the Joseph Meek family, espoused the of the Confederacy. 
The Josiah Sawyers family espoused the cause of tlie Cnion. Two of her 
.sons. Col. William Sawyers and Lieut. John Sawyers, serving in the Union 
Army. Jas. C. H. Sawyers served in the Confederate Army and his brother, 
John Henderson Sawyers, was a recruiting officer for the Confederate Gov- 
(•rnment. There married into the Sawyers family four men who served in 
the Confederate Army, viz: John G. Hannah. Gamim McBee. Warren Dver 
and Dan Hit hards. 

On the Harris side, but two espoused the cause of the Confederaey— 
James Roberts and Plea.sant Robert.s, the latter serving in the Confederate 
Army— their father, Henry G. Roberts was originally a Union man and re- 
mained steadfast to the cause throughout the entire struggle. 

The iibove is referred to only as a matter of history. In that great 
struggle men acted according to their convictions as to what they believed 
fo be right. No eriticism is here intended for the .nctions of anv one of 
lliese families. 

The family history of J.,hn Sawyers Craig has been .-opied largelv from 
the ( raig-Houston family History compiled and printed in ^903 bv William 
Houston Craig. There have been made a few changes to conforni with the 
changes that have taken place m the Craig familv since 1903. I have mad^ 
one (.orreetion. namely, that Johi. Sawyers, Jr., was not a Colonel iji the 
.Mexn-an War. 

The Sawyers and Harris families originally were Presbyterians, an.l were 
.1 me.nbers ot the Washington Church at its organization or soon there- 
after. As he record shows, the tamilies are now identitied more or less with 
several of the religious denom.nati.u.s, including the Catholic Church How- 
ever even a this day. a large majority of them are .still Presl.vterians 
Uash.ngton ( hurch w.-,s organized in 1S02, and is now connected with the 
Northern (ieneral Assembly of the Presbyterian Chuivh. ThrouH.out th s 

history, wherever "Washington Chnrch is referred to, means Washington 
Church, twelve miles East of Kuoxville. on the Washington Pike, Knox 
County, Tennessee. Also, wherever in this history the expression "as at 
this time" or "at this day" is used, means the date of the printing of this 

I am indebted to Miss Minnie Baugh, of Abingdon, Va., a descendant of 
the Alexander Crawford family, for her compilation of the Ali'xander Craw- 
ford Family, and will reprint all that she used in the history of that family. 

I am indebted to Calvin 'M. ^IcClung, of Knoxville. Tenu., for the valu- 
able assistance he rendered in gathering together from History some valuable 
events in the life of Col. John Sawyers. 

I am also indebted to Fain ^Vnderson, of Wa.shington ('ollege, Tenn., 
for the assistance he rendered in the gathering of historic matter contained 
in this History, he also being a great-great grandson of Alexander Crawford. 

My indebtedness to my niece, Mary E. Harris, a daughter of Rev. W. E. 
B. Harris, cannot be expres.sed in words. To her was consigned the work of 
straightening out the family records and transforming them into typewritten 
manuscript for the printer. This work on her part has been largely a work 
of love. The pains taken by her and the efficiency with which the work was 
done, commends her to this special mention. 

The family history of James Jefferson Harris was written and arranged 
by his son, John M. Harris. Also, the family history of Richard M. Harris, 
son of Col. Jacob Hai'ris, was written and arranged by his son, Jacob Cleve- 
land Harris. 


With affection and paternal reverence Iteyond expression, we attempt to 
honor the memory of our ancestors. Col. John Sawyers and Simon Harris, and 
their beloved and devoted wives. It is significant that both of these mothers 
had the name of Relieekah, and like Rebeckah of old. they stamped by theii- 
Christian examples and lives the noble Christian characters developed in 
and lived by their sons and daughters, even to the present generation. 

Our ancestors were Presbyterians, and they lived and acted out the prin- 
ciples and doctrines of the original Presbyterian Church. 

Col. John Sawyers was a pioneer in every sense of the word. As a soldier 
at the age of sixteen he came to Tennessee when it was but a wilderness; built 
a fort and located a home with the first settlers of Sullivan County, Tenn. His 
noble wife was none the less a pioneer, for she knew what it was to be in a 
Fort; she had witnessed the massacre of her parents when she was eleven 
years of age, and when at the age of twenty-three she married Col. John 
Sawyers in Augusta County, Va., in 1776, she. with her pioneei- husband, made 
a journey of over two hundred miles to theij- Western wild 'mess home in 
Sullivan County, Tenn. Nine years after their removal to Sullivan County, 
she with her husband and four children again moved over one hundred miles 
west to their frontier home in Knox County, Tenn., and again moved into a 
fort, making her life up to this time on the frontier. 

Simon Harris and his wife were none the less pioneers. With their eight 
children with one or two wagons to transfer their belongings, started west 
from the North Carolina home to better their conditions, but God in his 
providence decreed otherwise. Their journey to the far West was cut .short 
by the death of their oldest son. Turner; tluis, Knox County, Tennessee, be- 
came their permanent home. 

We will have but few write-ups or eulogies iif our mothers. They were, 
however, of the very best type of Christian women, both in character and 
lives. Nothing is more lasting than the influence and example given to chil- 
dern by their mothers. Among the sweetest words of earth are Mother, Home 
and Heaven. 

"The bravest battle that ever was fought, 

Shall I tell yon where and when? 
On the maps of the world yon will find it not. 

It was fought by the mothers of men. 
Nay, not with cannon or battle shot. 

With sword or nobler pen; 
Nay, not with eloquent word of thought. 

From niiiuths of wonderful men; 
But deep in a iiu;ther's loving heart."' 
Dear Relatives: The compiler now comes to the end of his work. As 
I have said before, no work of my life have I so much en.ioyed as the gather- 
ing together of the material for this family histcry. The farthei- I got into 
the work, the greater the magnitude of the work appeared to me; yet at no 
lime did I ever seriously consider the abandonment of tile work, which is 
l)y no nu>ans perfect. ^Inuy mistakes and errors will appear, both in names, 
dates antl otlur matter, probii))ly. of more or less interest. We pi-esent now 
this book for the perusal uf the future generations. It is most respectfuU.v 
requested that, notwithstanding the imperfections which accompany this 
compilation, that no ci-iticisms will be passi d. 

Witli honor, revei-eure and paternal love, this book is presented, and it is 
hoped that tiiis family history will be read and re-read with reverence and 
hoiuu'. and that the descindants of these families may never lose sight of 
that eternal in.iunction. ■"Ilonoi- thy father and thy mother, that thy days may 
l)e long \ipon the land which the Loid thy God giveth thee."" 

August, 19i:i. 

.MADISON .M. IIARHIS. Compiler. 


Griffin, An Imaginary Animal, With the Body and Legs of a Lion and the 
Crooked Beak and Wings of An Eagle. 


John Sawyers was born in Aujriista ("uiuity. Virginia, soon after his 
parents landecl from England, 1745. His parents were English — the name 
lieing decidedly English. We suppose that his father was Sampson Sawyers. 
We find from the Annals of Augusta County, Va., by Waddell, that at th' 
County Court in Staunton. Va., October, 1780, this passage: 

"Sampson Sawyers" colored girl Viola sentenced to be hanged on the 
1st of ^March. 1781. for burning her ma.ster's residence." 

We know but little of this Sawyers family, but we are of the opinion 
that there were but very few children in the family. Nancy Sawyers, who 
married James Crawford, and may be found in the Crawford History in this 
ilistor.y, is supposed to be a sister, and Ruthie Peterson was another sister 
who came with him when he located in Knox County, Tennessee, and lived on 
a part of his farm on Big Flat Creek. Her husliand's name was William 
Peterson, who died in 1818 and is buried in the Washington Church Cemetery. 

In person. Colonel Sawyers was fully six feet in height, weighing in the 
neighborhood of two hundred pounds. His complexion was fair, had bright 
led hair and possessed the traditional long red whiskers characteristic of the 
Sawyers family. Withal, he was a commanding figure. 

His wife, Rebecca Crawford, was the opposite in complexion. We have 
no record of her personal appearance, but from tradition and personal knowl- 
eilge of the Crawford womtn. she must have been a handsome woman. Ten 
years or more before her death she was totally blind. Being a profound 
Bible student, which was characteristic of the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of 
that day, a young lady then in her teens, from an adjoining farm, Monon 
Zachary, would come almost daily to her residence and read to her the Holy 
Scriptures. ]\Ionon Zachai-y in later years was known as "Aunt" Monon 
Zaeliary. She was a devout ^Methodist and lived to be very old. Some of 
the present generation remember her in her old days, shouting during re- 
ligious revivals. Precious and sacred are the memories which cluster around 
the old fire place and the corner of the room in which our grand fathers and 
grand mothers spent their last days. The most sacred relies are the chairs 
in which they sat during their last hours. 

Three armed chairs are yet in existence, once the property of Col. Saw- 
yers and his wife. One of these chairs, an armed rocking chair now over u 
hundred years old, is in the p#session of the family of Joseph ^Ie]\Iillan, a 
great grandson of Colonel Sawyers, who lives in Knoxville, Teun. Another one 
of the chairs, an armed chair without rockers, is said to have been made by 
William Sawyers for his mother for her use when she visited his home, now 
in the possession of Nancy ilcBee. The third chair is an armed rocking 
chair now in the family of Rachel Clapp, and was the chair used by our 
great grandmother at her home — the home of her son, Josiah Sawyers. Tra- 
dition says that great grandmother Sawyers died in one of these chairs. 

It will ])e observed that there is a striking resemblance among the faces 
of the older Sawyers, both men and women. It is said that the face of Ema- 
line Sawyers Roberts resembles that of our great grandmother, Rebecca 
Crawford Sawyers. 

After the death of Colonel Sawyers, in 1831, Rebecca Sawyers would visit 
her children, remaining with them on these visits many months at a time; but 
liolding her residence at the old home, surrounded with her servants and the 
family of Josiah Sawyers, her youngest son, until her death in 1841. After 
her blindness, when her grandchildren would be brought to her, she would 
invariably feel their little persons and in some cases she would say they had 
the Crawford foot, there evidently being a distinguished peculiarity belong- 
ing to the Crawford foot. 


Among her older grandchildren, when she would pass her hand over 
their lieads, she was able to distinguish the red headed ones from the black 
headed ones. She was a devout Christian woman, being one of the mothers 
referred to who would shout at tlie spring and fall Sacrament ^leetings held 
at old "Washington Church, in its early history. 

Fort Loudon on the Little Tennessee River was captured by the Chero- 
kees and the gari'ison massacred in August. 1760. The next spring, the colo- 
nies of Virginia and South Carolina made active preparations to invade the 
country occupied by their (the Cherokee Indians) towns, and compel them by 
force of arms to enter into treaties of peace. Col. Wm. Byrd III, of "West- 
over," on the James River, commanded the Virginia expedition, and Col. 
James Grant led the South Carolina forces. The Virginia regiment consisted 
of ten companies and left Staunton, Va., June 10th, 1761. On July 7th they 
arrived at Fort Chiswell, "our most advanced post," which was about a mile 
and a half south from the present Max Meadows, in Wythe County, Va. 
From here Major Lewis was sent forward with three companies and Colonel 
Byrd followed in a few days with the others. On July 20th they arrived at 
"Staliiaker's on the HoLston River." Col. Gilbert Christian had a company 
in this regiment. The first mention we find of Col. John Sawyers in history 
is as a pioneer and soldier, and at the age of sixteen years he was an ofBcer 
under the above mentioned Col. Gilbert Christian, in this campaign. This 
I'xpedition retiu-ned to Augusta County, Va. (This expedition is known in 
history as "Byrd's Abortive Expedition.) However, John Sawyers, with 
Christian and several other companions, remained and spent the winter of 
1761-62 at Lofcg Island at the mouth of Reedy Creek, and each made an im- 
provement and planted corn in the spring of 1762, which improvement they 
lost, as they were upon a grant of :5000 acres made in 1756 by Governor Din- 
widdle of Virginia to Ednunul Pi'ndleton. John Sawyers then returned to 
Augusta County, Va. 

The next mention we find of John Sawyers was between 1762 and 1768 
when he, in company with Col. Gilbert Christian, left Augusta County, Va., 
for the purpose of exploring the JNOssissippi country. They got no further 
than the mioiith of Clinch River, wliere they met a party of Indians, who 
molested them no furthei- than to take their flour and ammunition, which, 
however, caused them to give up the exj)cdition. Tiiey riturned to Augusta 
County, Va. 

We further find that Col. John Sawyers,|p the fall of 1768, in company 
with William Christian and William Anderson and four others came down 
into Hawkins County, Tennessee, as far as Big Creek, where they met a 
party of Indians. They turned about and came back up tile river about 
fifteen miles, and concludi'd 1o return home. But when they arrived at the 
head waters of the Ilolston Rivei-, they found that during the winter the 
emigrants had come down and occupied the vacant and grassy spots. So the 
presumption is that these men did not return to Augusta County, Va., at 
that time. We are of the opinion that John Sawyers remained in Sullivan 
County, Tenu., from that time until his removal to Knox County, in 1785 

We further find, in the fall of 177(). Col. Gill)ert Cliristian commanded a 
company against the Cheiokee Indians and tliat John Sawyers was under him. 
This expedition started out from Long Island, Sullivan County, Tenn., at the 
present Kingsport, Tenn., in August, 1776. ami consisted of 2,000 men,' among 
whom was one eomimny of cavalry. If is i)resumed tiuit John Sawyers was 
an officer in this cavalry. They transported their provision.s, camp eqiiip- 
luent, etc., down the rivei-, the troops marching and following the river to 
some extent. This cxi)editi()n went down as far as the Indian settlements 
between Fort Loudon and Ciiatlanooga. There they met the chiefs, who 
agreed to meet Colonel Christian in March of the following year to arrange a 


treaty of peace, which they did. This treaty was permanent and final and 
there was but little molestation afterwards of the Sullivan and Watauga 

Thus, the object of the expedition was accomplished and they returned, 
arriving at Long Island, December 10th, 1776. 

This expedition took place after the marriage and settlement of John 
Sawyers in his Western home. Sullivan County, Tenn. 

It is to be presumed that John Sawyers on his return from the engagement 
at Point Pleasant, October 10. 1774, paid a visit to his father in Augusta 
Oounty, Va., and es]3ecially to the Crawford family, for a little over a year 
from this time he married Rebecca Crawford. Tie evidently liad a permanent 
home already selected upon which he had been residing from 1768 until this 
time, near the present town of Blountville, Tenn. We find in history that a 
fort by the name of Fort Sawyers existed four miles west of Blountville. 
For the want of a definite record, from the fact that the records were burnt 
during the Civil War, we come to the conclusion that John Sawyers' home 
and his landed estate, which he must have had more or less, was at this fort, 
and that he lived there until his removal to Knox County. At the time of 
their marriage on January 30, 1776, it is to be presumed that Rebecca Craw- 
ford had more or less property, for her father, Alexander Crawford, was a 
rich man for that time and she possibly had at her marriage as much as one 
thousand dollars in money and it may be that this one thousand dollars was 
husbanded and cared for by her husband and became the purchase money 
for the one thousand acres purchased by John Sawyers in August, 1794, in 
Knox County, Tenn. There is no doubt but that John Sawyers wjfcan econom- 
ical, industrious man, and when he moved to Knox County ^le was con- 
sidered one of the richest men in the county. Whether he had slaves at that 
time is not known, but the presumption is that he had the nucleus in the way 
of the fathers and mothers of the families of slaves he afterwards was the 
possessor of, for be it known that he was one of the extensive slave owners 
in Knox County in its earlier history. He was able at the marriage of his 
sons to give each of them several slaves, so that at the emancipation of the 
slaves in 1863 the Sawyers' slaves were quite numerous, and right here I wish 
to pay a tribute to these slaves. Being reared in the Sawyers family, who 
were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, they were a better class of slaA'es than was 
generally to be found in that day. It is to be said to his credit, that John 
Sawyers never trafficked in slaves, but that they were a natural increase as 
families. * 

As near as we can fix the time of his removal from near Blountville to 
Knox County, is in 1785. At that time there was a general movement from 
Virginia to this territory and land was being rapidly taken up by the emi- 
grants. It is natural to suppose that John Sawyers had some color of title 
to this one thousand acres of land when he came and settled upon it. We 
are of the opinion that he had previously or at that time entered this land, 
but a few years after found that Gen. Green had a prior claim to it. We 
come to the conclusion, therefore, that under these circumstances, he pur- 
chased the land from John Green, through his agent, Stok«ly Donaldson, 
on August 4, 1794, paying for it one dollar per acre, in order to perfect his 
title and protect the property. The year following he purchased from Stokely 
Donaldson six hundred and forty acres lying on Big Flat Creek north of this 
one thousand acres. It is said that his object in purchasing this last piece 
of ground was to sell and dispose of it to good citizens in order to have good 
neighbors : we are of the opinion that this was correct, for he disposed of it 
to the Roberts, Forgeys and others, who were good citizens and who made 
him good neighbors. This sixteen hundred and forty acres, with eighty acres 
acquired a few years later adjoining, was all the land he ever owned in Knox 
County. One of the first buildings erected by these emigrants was a fort. 


Colonel Sawyers erected a large fort iipon the banks of Big Flat Creek where 
the Emery Koad crosses the Creek. This fort sheltered and took care of his 
family until lie could and did erect a large double four-roomed house very 
close to the fort, in which he lived and died. This spot of ground was known 
in later years as the Josiah Sawyers home, and is now owned by Mary ^IcBee. 

Col. John Sawyers was appointed one of the first Justices of the Peace 
I'f Knox County, appointed l)y Gov. Blount, when the State was organized as 
a Territory. WhtMi the State was admitted into the Union in 1796. the G-ov- 
iTiior ap])ointed him as one of the tii-st Justices of the Peace under the new 
(iovernment. He was also elected and served as a member of the 2nd, 1777, 
and 3rd, 1779, Sessions of the Tennessee Legislature, representing Knox 

llistiiry .says tiiat John Sawyers was a Major and then a Colonel. So 
fai- as is known, he was never commissioned as an officer, always serving in 
these positi(ais by appointment. The ]\Iajor and Colonel appointments evi- 
dently means that he was ^Major and then Colonel under the laws of Tennes- 
see, eommandiug the Militia, and it is supposed he was among the first 
Colonels commanding the ililitia of Knox County, Tenu. 

Col. John Sawyers, of Knox Comity, Tenn., February 16th, 1823, makes 
the following eertiticate : 

That Isaac Shelby, late Governor of Kentucky, held the command of 
(Uilonel at the Battle of King's ^Mountain, October 7, 1780; that I was Captain 
of his regiment and know that he first planned the expedition with John 
Sevier, whothen held a similar commission ; that said Shelby went courage- 
ously into|^e action; was the commander who rallied the Sullivan troops 
when brok^R that I saw him, and reeeived directions from him frequently 
on the mountain in the heat of the action, and heard himi animating his 
men to vietory. Tie was also among the first at the surrender. I saw him 
and Colonel Sevier when the enemy laid down their arms. 

(From King's Mountain and its Heroes, — Lyman Draper, page 576). 

John Sawyers" serviee as Captain at the battle of King's Mountain re- 
ferred to in Kamsey"s History, page 239. and also verified by himself in the 
al)ove affidavit, renders his descendants eligible to membership in the "Sons 
.nid Daughters of the American Revolution." 

Descendants of Col. John Sawyers, who desire menilbership in the Sons 
ind Daughters of the American Revolution, will have no trouble in gaining 
sui-h memiiership if they will copy the follayving quotations of Colomd Saw- 
yers and present with their api)lications. Tliesr (luotations alone are suffi- 
cient foi' eligiliiiity in these organizations: 

Fii-st — When the British laid down their aims at tlie Battle of King's 
Ml iinlain, Oct. 7th, 1780, Colonel Shelby exclaimed, ■"Good God! what can be 
(h)ne in this confusion'.'" "We ean order the prisoners from their armies," 
said Ciijitain Sawyers. "Yes," responded Shelby, "that can be done." (See 
Ramsey's -Vnnals of Tennessee, ]Kige 239). 

Second — Lyman Draper's lleries of King's .Mountain, page 7u6. gives 
.■1 certifieate made by Col. John Sawyers in 1S23, (eight .veai's before his 
death), relative to events occurring at the Battle of King's .Mountain. Oc- 
tober 7th, 1780, in which he says tiiat he was a Captain in Col. Isaac Shelby's 
regiment at the Battle of King's .Mountain, October 7th, 1780. 

Third — lolin Sawyers .served as an orderly Sergeant in Captain Even 
Shelby's eonipany of .")i) men. from Snlliavn County, Tenn.. at the Battle of 
i'oint Pleasant, October 10th, 1774. Honorable mention is made of th ' 
sirvice (if John Sawyers in said battle. (See Ramsey's .\nnaU nf Tennessee, 
pagi s 11.') and 1 16 i . 

Oiii' of tlie deepest sorrows in the life of this devout Christian patriot 
and his beloved wife were the deaths of his three oldest children, all dyiuir 
in less than thirty <lays time, in the ye.-ir 180.'). These three childrm" ;nv 


supposed to be among the first burials at old Washington Church. When lie 
returned from the funeral of his oldest child, Mary, who died August 22nd, 
1805, he found his oldest son, James Alexander, had died during his absence, 
dying August 24th, 1805. The third one, Rachel, died September 18th, 1805. 
It is supposed that the cause of their deaths was Brain or Typhoid Fever. 

Ethan Allen .Sawyers, his ninth child, died in 1818 from the effects of a 
wound from the kick of a horse. The couipilor of this book has, at his own 
rxpense, erected markers to these four graves, which we have located im- 
mediately in front of the graves of Col. John Sawyers and his wife. 

As far as is known Colonel Sawyers and his entire family were enrolled 
among the first members of Washington Church. 

JANUARY, 1832. 

The last Will and Testament of John Sawyers, deceiased, was produced 
to Court for probate, whereuiion Joseph Mynatt and Andrew Roberts, sub- 
scribing witnesses thereto, made oath that they saw the said John Sawyers 
sign and seal said insti-ument of writing and heard him pronounce, publish 
and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he was at 
the time of signing the same of sound mind and memory to the best of their 
knowledge and belief, which Will is ordered recorded, and is in the words 
and figures following, tn wit : 

"In the name of God amen, I John Sawyers of Knox County and state 
of Tennessee, Being far advanced in the evening of my days, an(Li|;^ized with 
many infirmities: but of perfect mind and memory thanks be giv^ unto God 
for his goodness towards me. Calling to mind the mortality of my body, 
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die! do make and ordain 
this my last will and testament that is to say. Principally and firet of all I 
give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it, 
and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and christian 
like manner; at the discretion of my executors hereinafter appointed, nothing 
doubting that at the resurectiou I shall receive the same again by the mighty 
power of God, and touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased to 
iiless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner 
and form 

first I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Rebeccah Sawyers 
all of my real estate in said for and the term of her natural life, and after 
her decease I give the same to my children herein after named and to be 
enjoyed by them and their heirs forever also all of my household and kitchen 
furniture and all my stock of cattle and hogs and all my farming utensils 
and one horse to dispose of as she thinks fit and proper and also one negro 
boy named Cato and one other boy named Sames also one negro woman 
named Ann for and during her lifetime also all of my books to do with them 
as she thinks fit and proper. 

Second I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Betsy 
Porgey A cei-tain bounds of land on the west side of big flat creek begining 
on said creek where the fence crosses a small branch the branch is a part of 
the spring where the said Betsy now lives running westwardly so as to in- 
close all the cleared land that I have hereafore permitted Alexander Forgey 
the husband of said Betsy to cultivate, to it strikes the north line of my 
place thence North to it strikes the said creek thence down the meanders 
of the creek to the beginning also ten acres on the east side of said creek 
running so as to include a small field that the said Forgey cleared and at 
this time is cultivating. 

Third I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son John Sawyers 
and his heirs a certain bounds or tract of land lying and being in said 
county begining at the east corner of my thousand acre survey where a large 


elm stood corner of said survey nmning south to "Wm :Mynatt and Thomas 
Grime pine corner thence to four marked lines on the east bank of big flat 
creek at the mouth of a small Branch thence up the meanders of the creek 
to the mouth of IMcClenens Branch thence up the said Branch to a double 
white oak on the side of the hill 1 hence to a black oak or Spanish oak near 
the Division fence of Wm I'etcrson lietween what is called the big field and 
meadow thence to the beginning with the original line also one negro boy 
named Frederick and one negro woman named Sally and her two youngest 
children Nancy and Preston I do hereby obligate my son John Sawyers to 
pay to my daughter Nancy Craig four hundred and thirty tliree dollars in 
any currant bank notes to be paid in yearly instalment of one hundred dollars 
yearly to commence with the first payment on the first day of January in the 
year of our Lord 1830 

Fourthly I give and l)equeath unto my dearly beloved son William Sa\y- 
yers and liis heirs a certain bounds or tract of land lying and being in said 
"county begining on a pine William Jlynatts and Thomas Grime's corner 
running thence to four mark Linns on the east bank of big flat creek thence 
to a mark black walnut on the west bank of said creek thence down the 
meanders of said creek to tlie mouth of a small Branch above the first Bluff 
my son William's mill, thence up the meanders of said Branch and a glade 
connected with said Branch to the public road leading from my house to 
Knoxville thence with said road to the west side of a late entry made by me 
thence due south to two pines on the bank of little flat creek thence due east 
to a poplar thence due north to the begining also one other Tract of land 
lying and bling in the State of Tennessee in the tract of county Known by the 
name of western District Located in Cot Tipton surveyors District contain- 
ing three hundred and twenty acres also one negro boy named Nelson and 
also one other negro Boy named Henderson I do hereby obligate my son 
William Sawyers to pay to my daughter Kebeccah ^leek four hundred and 
thirtj' three dollars in any currant bank notes to be paid in yearly instalments 
of one hundred dollars yearly the first payment to be paid the first day of 
January in the year of our Lord 1830 

fi ft lily I give and bequeatli unto my dearly beloved son Josiah Sawyers 
and his heirs all the balance of my land that I own in said county that 1 have 
not given and beciueath away also one negro boy named James at the death 
of my wife also one other negro boy named Jacob. T do hereby obligate my 
son Josiali Sawyers to pay to my daugliter Nancy Craig sixty-seven dollars in 
currant bank notes on the first day of January 1830 also I do hereby obligate 
him to pay to my daughter Rebeecah Meek one hundred dollars on the first 
day of January 1831 and sixty seven dollars on the first day of January 1832 
1 give and l)e(|iu'atli unto my dearly beloved Betsey Forgey one dollar it is 
my will that my tlu'ce sons Jolm Williams and Josiali are hereby jointly and 
severally Ixiund to ])ay all my just debts also I do hereby bind them and 
injoined it on them to furnish their mother with sugar and coffee and other 
necessaries she may stand in need of also I do hereby bind them to take care 
of Ann after the decease of my wife and lastly I do hereby constitute and 
appoint my sons John and William Siiwyers executors of this my last will 
and Teslanu'iit iiei-(>by revoking all otluM- or foi'mer wills or Testaments by 
me henafore made in whereof 1 have hei'eunto set my hand and seal this 14 
day of Jinie in tlie year of our Lord 1S"J8 John Sawyers (Seal) 

interline in tliree places before signed 

As an addition to the above 1 give and bc(|ueath to my daughter Rebecca Meek 
one negro girl named Scinthy to her and her heirs forever. 

John Sawyers (SeaH 
Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will anil Testament of 
the above named John Sawyers in presence of us who at his request and in 
bis presence have hereunto snliscrihi'd oui' names as witnesses to the same. 

Josepli 1\Tynatt 
.\iidriw Roberts 


Col. John Sawyers, born in 1745; died November 20, 1831, age. 86 years. 
Buried in Washington Church Cemetery, Knox County, Tenn. 

Rebecca Crawford, wife of Col. John Sawyers, born February 7, 1753 ; 
died February 25, 1841, age, 88 years and 8 days. Buried in "Washington 
Church Cemetery. 

John Sawyers and Rebecca Crawford were married January 30, 1776, 
in Augusta County. Virginia. To this union were born the following chil- 
dren : 

1.— Mary Sawyers, Ixnai IMarch 6, 1778; died August 22, 1805, age, 27 
years. Buried in Washington Church Cemetery. 

2.— Rachel Sawyers, born October 26. 1779; died September IS. 1805; 
age. 26 years. Buried Washington Church Cemetery. 

3. — James Alexander Sawyers, born December 15, 1781 ; died August 24, 
1805; age, 24 years. Buried Washington Church Cemetery/ 

4.— Elizabeth Sawyers, born May 4, 1784; died 1864. Buried Howard 
County, Indiana. 

5. — John Sawyers, Ji'., born April 9, 1786; died October 1, 1851. Buried 
in Washington Church Cemetery. 

6. — Nancy Sawyers, born September 16. 1788; died . Buried at 

Lebanon, Indiana. 

7.— William Sawyers, born May 18, 1791 ; died July, 1867. Buried Wash- 
ington Church Cemetery. 

8. — Rebecca Sawyers, born May 7. 1793; died April 9, 1870; age, 76 years. 
Buried at Washington Church Cemetery. 

9.— Ethan Alhn Sawyers, born April 3. 1795: died about 1818. Buried 
in Washington Church Cemetery. 

10. — Josiah Sawyers, born June 16, 1797; died August 18, 1845. Buried 
in Washington Church Cemetery. 

A full record of the births and deaths of the above family was found 
in one Bilile only, the Bible of Joseph Meek, now in possession of Josiah S. 
Meek, of Pliawatha, Brown County, Kansas. 

The record found in the Bible of William Sawyers, seventh child of Col. 
John Sawyers, is the only record which contains the date of the marriage 
of Col. Sawyers and Rebecca Crawford, and is as follows: 

"John Sawyers and Rebecca Crawford were married in Augusta County, 
Va., January 30. 1776." To this union were born the following children: 

1. — IMary Sawyers, born IMarch 6, 1778. 

2.— Rachel Sawyers, born October 26, 1779. 

3. — James Alexander Sawyers, born December 15, 1781. 

4. — Elizabeth Sawyers, born May 4, 1784. 

5. — John Sawyers, Jr., born April 9, 1786. 

6. — Nancy Sawyers, born September 16, 1788. 

7.— William Sawyers, born May 18, 1791. 

8.— Rebecca Sawyers, liorn May 7, 1793. 

9. — Ethan Allen Sawyers, born April 3, 1795. 
10. — Josiah Sawyers, born June 16, 1797. 

Removed from near Blountville, Tenn.. Knox County, when the fourth 
child was a baby, which would make the removal in 1785, before the fifth 
child was born in 1786, April 9. 



Elizabeth Sawyers Forgey, fourth 
child of Col. John Sawyers. 

William Alexander Forgey, son of 
Elizabeth Sawyers Forgey. 

Alexander G. For^'ey wa.s horn in 1779: lie wa.s a son of Jam s For<rey. 
wlio early eiiiijrralpd fniiii Virginia. We find that he entered aOO aeres of 
land upon Little ?^!at Creik, sixteen miles east of Knoxvill •. npiin wliieh he 
moved in 1792. We lind tliat .lames Forfrey had fonr sons, viz: 

Alexander, Ihifjh, .lames and Andrew F'orgey. 

Xnthins: is km)\vn o 
any. It seems that tlic 
it is nol known. 

We now take n] 
in the war of 1812. 
•lohn Sawyers, at the 
lived on a part of tli( 
entire family moved 


Ihifirh or Andrew Forgey families, if they had 

s Foru-'v family emigrated to Oliiti. just wlieii 

> tlu 

history of Alexander G. Forgey. He was a soldier 
married to Elizabeth Sawyers, fonrth ehild of Col. 
home in Knox Comity, Teun., ]\lay Kith. I'^Oo. Thoy 
•lohn Sawyei\s i)laee from that timi> until 1S:5!). when the 
to Jiattle Ground, liid., with the exeeption of Kaehel. 
their third ehild, who had about that time married Rev. .lohn Coram, aud 
Mary, who had married George Salmon. Mary Salmon and her family moved 
lo Indiana in 1840. 

Tile compiler has but little personal knowledge of this large family, and 
has depended solely iijjun what has been sent in. We find from the record 
that the family is seattered from Tennessee to tlie Paeifie Coast. We congrat- 
ulate ourselvts, however, upon the fact that we have secured as complete a 
record as wo have. There will be but few personal write-ups in this family, 
but suffice it to say that they have been men and women who will be found 
M-ith the better class of citizens wherever their lots have been cast. 


2nd S. G. Elizabeth Sawyers, fourth child of Col. John Sawyers and 
Rebecca Crawford Sawyers, was born May 4, 1784; married at tlie old home 
in Knox County, Tenn., to Alexander G. Forgey, May 16, 1805; died iu 1864; 
Iniried in Howard County, Indiana. Alexander G. Forgey, born 1779 ; died 
December 25, 1856; buried in Howard County, Indiana. To this union eleven 
children were born, to wit: 

3rd S. G. 1. John Sawyers Forgey, born March 8, 1806; died 1878; 
buried Fredonia, Kan. 

2. Nancy Elizabeth Forgey, born Feb. 19, 1808; died 1886; buried in 

3. Rachel Sawyers Forgey, horn Jan. 13, 1810; died May, 1881; buried 
Knox County, Tenn. 

4. Rebecca Crawford Forgey, born April 13, 1812; died 1850; buried 
Howard County, Ind. 

5. Margaret Emaline Forgey, born June 27, 1814; died Jvily 12, 1892; 
iniried Lafayette. Ind. 

6. Jam'es Allen Forgey, born July 24, 1816; died Nov. 15, 1877; Iniried 
Jewel County, Kan. 

7. Mary Ann Forgey, born Oct. 14, 1818; died 1887; buried Howard 
County, Ind. 

8. William Alexander Forgey, born Jan. 5. 1821; died 1892; buried in 

9. Andrew Jackson Forgey, born Jan. 29, 1824. 

10. Josiah W. Forgey. born June 14, 1828; died 1870; buried Young 
America, Ind. 

11. Thomas Crawford Forgey, born Feb. 6. 1830; died Jime 5, 1909; 
buried Deer Creek. Ind. 


3rd S. G. John Sawynrs Forgey married Lucretia Mott, who died in 
1869. To this union three children were born, to wit: 

4th S. G. Alexander Forgey, died in 1880, buried Fredonia, Kan. ; Betsy 
Jane Forgey, who died in 1866. buried Widener Mills, Mo.; Mary Forgey died 
in 1876, buried Pond Grove, Benton County, Ind. John Sawyers Forgey was 
a lawyer and teacher and lived at Fredonia, Kan. 

4th S. G. Betsy Jane Forgey mari-ied a Mr. Widener. To them were 
born seven children to wit : 

5th S. G. Lydia, John Sawyers, Lewis, Philander, Valandiugham, Syl- 
vester, Michael. 

4th S. G. Mary Forgey married n Mv. Bryan and had three children. 


3rd S. G. Nancy Elizabeth Forgey, second child of Elizabeth Sawyers 
Forgey, married William Reynolds, born near Knoxville, Tenn. ; moved to 
Vermillion County, 111. Died near Danville, 111. To this union six children 
were born, to wit: 

4th S. G. Alexander Reynolds, born at Danville, 111; died in 1906. 

Lura Hunter, born at Danville, 111., lived at Marion, Iowa, where she died. 

Theresa Robinson, born at Danville, 111. ; died at Defiance, loAva. 

John Reynolds, born at Danville, 111.; died at Newton, Iowa. 

William Harrison Reynolds, lives at Mason City, Iowa. 

Henry Gardner Reynolds, born 1840 ; lives at Lebanon, Kan. 

4th S. G. Henry G. Reynolds married in 1862 to Miss Ann C. Taylor, 
born Octolter 8, 1842, in Lawrence County, Penn. To this union were born 
six children, to wit: 


5th S. G. Anna V. "Walker, Fresno, Calif. Isaac Phillips Reynolds, born 
1K6C: lives at Lebanon. Kan. Ora E. Ross, born 1869; lives at Coolidge, Kan. 
.Myrtie M. Lake, born 1B71 ; lives at Topeka, Kan. Henrj' E. Reynolds, born 
1874; lives at Fresno, Calif. C'atherine. Crenier, born 1876; lives at Frank- 
fort. Kan. 

Henry Gardner Reynolds was a soldier in the Civil War. i-nlisting in 
1861. At present lie is farniinji at Lebanon. Kan. 

5th S. G. Isaai.- Pliillips Reynolds, second child of Henry Gardner Rey- 
nolds, lidi-n September 7, 1866, married in \H9'.] to ^liss Arminta Countryman, 
born November 16. 1S72. in Adams County, Oliio; died February 13. 190.'); 
buried Lel)annn. Kan. To this iniion six children were born: 

6th S. G. Alta Verda Reynolds, born .Xovember 26, 1893. died January 
23, 1894; buried Lebanon. Kan. Ila Dove Reynold.*, born April 29, 189."). 
Elma Verna Reynolds, born May 27, 1888. Lennie Twilah R'ynolds, born 
Xovember 12. 1899. Infant son. 'born February 4, 1902, died April 30. 1902. 
Henry Cecil Reynolds, born February 12. 1903: died June 26. 1903. 

Isaac P. Reynolds is n fanner ;iiid lives :it lirliiuiiin. K;!ii. 


Rev. John S. Coram. 


Rachel Sawyers Forgey Coram. 

Ihird child <\( Elizab;'lh Sawvers and 
1810. died May. IS^I; buried Hall Camp. 

3rd S. G. lUH-iii'i >a\vyii- 
.Mexandcr Fortrcy. Imiii .lainiar.v 

Teiin. Married in 183,") to Rev. John S. Coram, born Nov.'mber 1."). 1811 ; died 
January 26. 18H2. I.uried Pall Camp. Tenii. To this union was born nine 
cliddnri. three dyinjr in infancy: 

4th S. G. Melissa K. Corain. hem 1,S34. <lea.l. Dealt ha Jane C.iram. born 
!?''r.' ''I" .''■..'■'•. '''^■'*'- ''i'l'' J.-".':'' •.""•;'"'j H='llCamp. T.Min. l.saac Franklin Co- 

April 20. 1847. • ' "• ^°''«"- ^°''" 

S-plemlicr 19. 1S3(i. ,lic,l 1904, bnrie.l Hall Camp. Tenn. l.saac Frankl 
ram. born Sc,,t,.inber 1."). 1S.3S: ,iie,l ]w.)- buried Hall Camp Tenn T 
Jctt Cer,-im. born S,.pte„,ber 1.".. 1S40; died 1894; buried Hall Camp, 
I emple Harris ( oram. born January 2. 1S4,".. Eli/.abeth E. Coram 


4th S. G. Melissa E. Coram married Benjamin W. Reeder, born July 23, 
1822: died September 24, 1S73; buried Old Gray Cemetery. Knoxville, Tenn. 
To this union was born the following children, to wit: 

5tli S. G. Benjamin Jud Reeder, born August 24, 1855; died March 31, 
1911: buried Old Gray Cemetery. John A. Reeder. born 1856; died April 
23, 1892: buried Old Gray Cemetery. Theodosia Evaline Reeder, born 1858, 
married W. 11. Davis, Vaspar, Tenu. Charle.s Reeder, buried Old Gra.y Cem- 
etery. Fannie L. Reeder, married John W. Johnson. Harry Reeder, dead, 
buried Old Gray Cemetery. Tarlton !>. Keeder, born 1869. 

5th S. G. Benjamin Jud Reeder was married February 21. 1882, to 
Malley E. Reeder, a'full consiu, born May 9, 1866; died September 21, 1906; 
buried Old Grav Cemetery. To this union was born the following children : 

6th S. G. Nellie B. Reeder, born March 24, 1883; lives at Bristol, Tenn. 
Edward S. Keeder, born June 11, 1886; lives at Bristol, Tenn. Mary Reeder, 
born December 26, 1889, died March, 1893; buried Old Gray Cemetery. Ben- 
jamin J. Reeder, born February 6, 1891. died November 4, 1896; buried Old 
Gray Cemetery. Robert R. Reeder. born September 10, 1893, died November 
4, 1898 ; buried Old Gray Cemetery. Lewis Luttrell Reeder, born December 
15, 1894, died December 18, 1898": buried Old Gray Cemetery. Daniel N. 
Reeder. born December 21. 1896. Margaret M. Reeder, born August 4. 1898. 
Howell Mc. Reeder. born August 4, 1900. Will A. Reeder, born October 20, 

5th S. G. Fannie L. Reeder, daughter of Benjamin W. Reeder, married 
a Ml-. John W. Johnson. To this union was born one daughter, to wit: 

6th S. G. Bessie Garnell Johnson, born June 6, 1891. IMarried Harry 
Samuel Hall, bom July 4, 1884. Married April 2, 1908. To this union has 
been born two children: 

7th S. G. Marv Frances Hall, born Jan. 10, 1910. Erna Jane Hall, born 
April 25, 1912. 

llarrv S. Hall is an attornev-at-law, Knoxville, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Theodosia Evaline Reeder, born 1858. married 1881 to W. H. 
Davis, livi's at Vasper, Tenn. To this union was born three children to wit: 

6th S. G. Myrtle Jlay Davis, born 1882 ; married 1901 ; lives Cleveland. 
Ohio. Joseph Jiidson Davis, born 1886, married Neva Wall, one child, born 
Dec. 31. 1910: lives at Columbus, Ohio. Henry Harris Davis, born 1890; lives 
at LaFollette, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Tarlton L. Reeder, born Oct. IS. 1869: married July 10, 1902. 
to Sallie F. Bailey, born March 17, 1882. 

Tarlton L. Reeder is a U. S. Mail carrier in the city of Knoxville, Tenn. 
Was also a soldier in the Spanish-American War. 

4th S. G. Deltha Jane Coram, born Sept. 9. 1836; married Alexander 
Wall. Tn tins union was born the following children : 

5th S. G. Mary Florence Wall, dead, buried Ball Camp, Tenu. Joseph 
Wall, married Corda Alley, was killed by an electric wire about 1896, in 
Knoxville, Tenn. ; buried New Gray Cemetery. Elonzo H. Wall, born March 
8. 1861. lives at Frankfort, Ind. Callie Wall, married Will AVagner, Frank- 
fort, Tnd. IVIargaret Wall born Nov. 15. 1865. Lucy A. Wall married James 
Smith, left three or four children ; buried at Ball Camp, Tenn. Allen M. 
Wall, married Bertha Rainey, of Kokomo, Ind : lives in Memphis, Tenn. To 
them one sou has been born, to wit : 

6t.h S. G. Ravmoud Wall. 

5th S. G. Elonzo H. Wall, born March 8, 1861. Laura Jane Wall, wife, 
horn Aug. 31. 1867. The following childi-en have been born to them: 

6th S. G. Rov Harris Wall born :\rarch 1. 1887. Neva Susie Wall, 
born June 5, 1892." Cliflford Howard Wall, born Nov. 18, 1896. Dwight B. 
Wall, born Jan. 26. 1899. Gladys Emma Wall, born Apr. 15, 1901. Maxine 
TJeeder Wall and Pauline Wall, born Sept. 20, 1905. This family lives at 
Frankfort, Ind. 


5th S. G. Margarot Wall, daughter of Alexander Wall, married James 
West; lives at Middlesboro. Ky. To them the following children have been 
born : 

6th S. G. Elbert West, born Oct. 13, 1884. Nellie West, born March 7. 
18S6. Temph' West, born March 20. 1889. Jett West, born March 20. 1889. 
Joseph West, born Jan. 1. 1893. Mary West, born Sept. 5, 1894. Harry 
West, born Sept. 3, 1896. Caroline West, born Oct. 24, 1899. 

6th S. G. Elbert West married and lives at Middlesboro. Ky. Has two 
children, to wit: 

7th S. G. Stella West, born Oct. 23. 1906. Clifford West, born June 22. 

6th S. G. Nellie West married a Mr. Browning. Lives at :\Iiddlesboro. 
Ky. To this union has been born four children, to wit: 

7th S. G. Evalyne Browning, born Sept. 17, 1904. Tedford Browning, 
born Nov. 27. 1906. Robert Browning, born Feb. 24, 1908. D=wey Brown- 
ing, l)orn Feb. 6. 1910. 

4th S. G. Isaac Franklin Coram, son of Rev. John S. Coram, born Feb. 
8, 1838: died Oct. 23. 1909; Iniried Ball Camp, Tenn. Married Anna E. John- 
son, 1860. Anna E. Johnson was born Dec. 26, 1841. To this union six chil- 
dren were born : 

5th S. G. R. Eva Corum, born June 29, 1862. Emma A. J. Coram, born 
Dec. 19, 186.5. Julia P. Coram, born Sept. 22, 1867. Mary L. Coram, born 
Feb. 6. 1870. Nancv Sawvcrs Coram, born April 11. 1872. Temple H. Coram, 
born April 20, 1874. 

5th S. G. R. Eva Coram was married to H. L. Clift, Nov. 18, 1881 ; R. E. 
Clift died Sept. 12, 1892. H. L. Clift died April 12, 1894. To this union one 
child was born: 

6th S. G. Ervin Clift, born 1890. Address, Lenoir City, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Julia P. Coram was married to J. A. Kirby. Jan. 28. 1906. No 

5th S. G. Temple H. Coram was married March 12, 1905. to .Mollie E. 
Kirby. To thi.s union three children have been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Cecil H. Coram, born Nov. 2. 1905. Cleo A. Coram, born April 
27, 1908. Anna M. Coram, born Jan. 1, 1910. 

Temple H. Coram lives at Ball Camp, Tenn. 

Mary L. Coram and Nancy Sawyers Coram live at Lenoir City, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Rev. Thomas Jett Coram, born Sept. 15, 1843: died 1894. Kate 
Goens, wife, born 1853, died 1879. Were married in 1S66. To them one child 
was born : 

5th S. G. Daisy Coram, horn 1.S69, dead. Married in 1897 to Mr. Foust. 
Til llic'iii \v;is liorn two children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Bennic Foust, born 1899. James Temple Foust, born 1901. 

4th S. G. Rev. Thomas Jett Coram married as his second wife Miss 
Roxii- iiidiii. To them was born three children: 

5th S. G. Jndson Coram, born 1887. Lives at Fisher, La. Marney Co- 
ram, born 1890. Lives at Cincinnati. Ohio. Charles Coram, born 1893. Lives 
at Sweetwater, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Temple Harris Coram, born Jan. 2. 1845; married Dec 1867 
to Rebecca T. Cocns. born 1855; died 1873. To them four children were born • 
„ ^l^ ? ^ ,V^'"'' ^- <'"'■«">. I'orn Oct. 15. 1869. Martin C. Coram, born 
Alay IJ, 1,Sm : <licd .Nov. 12, 1S98. Buried Ball Camp, Tenn. Two other sons 
dying in infancy. 

,, f.*^ ^: P- '''«''"V'e Harris Coram married as his second wife Rebecca 
Enialinc Roberts, Aug. 9, 1900. Is a prosperous farmer and lives at Ball 
(amp, Tenn. 


4th S. G. Elizabeth E. Coram, boru April 20. 1847. Married in 1869 to 
Alexander Hollaway, born 1S42. To this union was born four children: 

5th S. G. "William HollaAvay, born 1871; married 1900. Lives at Cedar 
Bluff, Tenn. Harry Hollaway, born 1873; lives at Ball Camp, Tenn. James 
Hollaway, born 1879; married in 1905. Lives in Knoxville, Tenn. Naina 
Hollaway, born, 1886 ; lives at Ball Camp, Tenn. 

6th S. G. Dayton Leek Hollaway, born 1906. Dorothy Waller Holla- 
way, born 1909: children of James Hollaway. 






James A. Forgey and wife. 

Egbert Taylor and wife, Margaret 
Emaline Forgey. 

3rd S. G. Margaret Emaline Forgey, 5th child of Alexander and Eliza- 
beth Forgey, born June 27, 1814; died July 12, 1892; buried Lafayette, Ind. 
Was married in 1840 to Egbert Taylor, born Jan. 23, 1813; died 1883; buried 
Smith Countv, Kansas. To tliis union was born seven children, to wit: 

4th S. G. Francis M. Taylor, born May 10, 1841; died Dec. 24, 1861; 
Veteran (See Military Record). Coreuia A. Taylor, born Dec. 28, 1842; died 
1890. Milton Taylor, born Jan. 25, 1845, died 1845. Alexander C. Taylor, 
born April 6, 1846. Egbert A. Taylor, born March 20, 1849. Thomas W. Tay- 
lor, born Fel). 10, 1852; died 1875. John S. Tavlor, born March 3, 1855. 

4th S. G. Egbert A. Taylor, fifth child of Egbert Taylor, born March 20. 
1849, married Ernie Jane Preel, of Lafayette, Ind. To them were born six 
children : 

5th S. G. Francis Marion Taylor, born June 10, 1874. Charles Chease- 
borough Taylor, born March 22, 1877. Elmer Hayes Taylor, born Aug. 2, 
1879. ^William Otterbein Taylor, born Aug. 11, 1882. Bertha Gertrude Tav- 
lor, born Oct. 30, 1884. Eddie Taylor, born Oct. 30, 1885. 


Egbert A. Taylor is the owner of Englewood Farm, located at fSravette, 
Ark. Chas. C. Taylor was a soldier in the Spanish-Amerifau War. serving 
two years in the army. (See Military Record^ Address. 1732 Short Tippe- 
canoe St., Lafayette, Ind. 

4th S. G. John Sawyers Taylor, horn 1S55, married 1885 to Nettie J. 
Taylor, linrn l^(i4. To thi.s iiiiioii nine children have been born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Clau.lie L. Taylor, horn 1886. Ethel C. Taylor, born 1889. 
Winifred T. Taylor. l)orn 1892. Nettie V. Taylor, born 1896. Johnnie C. 
Taylor, horn 1S98. Margaret E. Taylor, born 1904. 

J. S. Taylor is a carpenter, lives at Blackwell. Okla., 408 E. Mckinley St. 

5th S. G. Claudic L. Taylor married Arch Lamb, in 1909. To this union 
has been born one child, to wit: 

6th S. G. Simmond Lamb, born 1910. 

4th S. G. Corenia Taylor, second child of Egbert Taylor, born Dec. 2, 
1842; died 1890; buried Pond Grove. Benton County, Ind. ^Farried John 
Odcn. born Oct. .'», 183'). To this union was born nine children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Catherine E. Oden. born Jlay 13. 1863: married 1888 to Mr. 
Gooden : lives in Indiana. Jennie M. Oden. born Oct. 15, 1866: died 1884; 
Iniried Pond (inive. Ind. Elta M. Oden, born Feb. 2, 1869; married 1892; 
lives Huntington, Ind. Corenia E. Ice, born Oct. 19, 1870; married 1893; 
lives Otte.rbein, Ind. Mary L. Oden, born Sept. 10, 1872; died 1884; buried 
I'ond Grove, Ind. Lida C. Taylor, born July 22. 1875; married 1904; lives at 
Tippecanoe, Ind. Hachel Sewell, born ]\liirch 26, 1877; married in 1908. John 
K. 0<len, born June 23, 1879; married in 1910. Charles N. Oden, born Jan. 4, 
1884. Otierbcin. Ind. 

5th S. G. Elta M. Oden married 1882 to Edgar Babb. who Avas born 
Feb. 26. 1871. Elta M. Odcn was born Feb. 2. 1869. To this union was born 
threi' children : 

6th S. G. Goldic Babb. horn Dec. 14, 1882. Edith Babb. born Oct. 18, 
18S4. Edwin Harold Babb, born :^ray 12. 1909. 

Edgar Babb is a carpenter and farmer antl lives at Huntington. Ind. 

5th S. G. CorcTiia E. Oden, fourth child of John Oden, married William 
Maiion Ice. Eeb. 16. 1892. Wm. M. Ice was born Sept. 8, 1886. To this union 
was liniii thi'ee children, to wit: 

6th S. G. OIlic Blanche Ice, born Jan. 20. 1893. Charlie Marion Ice, born 
Sept. !l, 1894. Infant daughter, born Oct. 16. 1896; died Oct. 17, 1896. 

William .Marion Ice and family reside at Otterbein, Ind. 

4th S. G. Alexander C. Taylor, fourth child of Egbert Taylor, born 
April 6. 1S4ti: married Margaret J. Henderson. 1872. IMargaret J. Henderson 
was born .\ng. 6. 1851. They resi<l(> at Tiafayette, Iiul. To this union was 
born six children, to wit : 

5th S, G. X<.ra J. Taylor, born Oct. 2. 1874. Rollie Taylor, born Oct. 
17, 1877. Haski-ll A. Taylor, born June 12, 1881. Verne Tavlor, born Oct. 2. 
1883. Ruby K. Taylor, born July 13, 1888. Lillian Taylor, born Dee. 16. 1893. 

5th S. G. Nora J. Taylor, nuirried in 1893 to Elmer E. Blown. They 
live at Odcll. Ind. To Ibis union was born three children, to wit: 

6th S, G. Roy R. Bmwn, bmn 1894. Hazel M. Brown, born 1895 Mab-1 
Brown born 1898. 

5th S. G. Verne Taylor nuirried in 1904 Ethel Davidson, born 1886. 
They live at Lafayette, Ind. To this union has been born two children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Leslie Taylor, born Octohcr 1, 1906. :\Iaric Tavlor horn Jan 
::, 1909. 


3rd S. G. James Allen Forgey, sixth child of Alexander and Elizabeth 
Vovgey. born July 24, 1816; died Nov. 15, 1877. Buried Webb Hill Cemetery, 
Smith County, Kan. Married Elizabeth Forgev, Jan. 11. 1838. Elizabeth 
Forgey was born June 30, 1821 ; died Sept. 15, 1896. Buried Smith County, 
Kan. To this union was born eleven ehildren. to wit: 

4th S. G. Rebecca Sawyers Forgey, born Jan. 23, 1840; died 1844. John 
Beattie Forgey, born Jan. 8, 1842; died in the Civil War in 1863. Henry 
x\nderson Forgey, born Jan. 8, 1844; died in infancy. Andrew Jackson 
Forgey, born March 16, 1846. Margaret A. Forgey, born March 5, 1848. 
Lewis A. Forgey, born Feb. 23, 1850; died 1851; biiried in Indiana. , Mary C. 
Forgey, born March 16, 1852; died Jan. 8, 1906; buried Smith County, Kan. 
Elizabeth J. Forgey, born Oct. 11, 1854. Nancy Ellen Forgey, born Jan. 27, 
1857. Rachel Louisa Forgey, born July 17, 1859. William Allen Forgev, 
born Jan. 24, 1862. 

James Allen Forgey was a soldier in three Wars, viz: Seminole War, 
1836; Mexican War, 1846; Civil War. 1861-65. 

3rd S. G. Andrew Jackson Forgey, born Jan. 16, 1846; married July 23, 
1876, to S. E. Hartman, born Feb. 11, 1852. Lives in Lebanon, Smith 
Countv, Kan. To this union was born four ehildren, to wit: 

4th S. G. John E. Forgey, born June 26, 1877 ; died Oct. 20, 1878 ; buried 
Webb Hill Cemetery, Kansas. Cora E. Forgey, born June 22, 1880. William 
E. Forgey, born May 6, 1882 ; died Feb. 15, 1883 ; buried Webb Hill Cemetery. 
Smith County, Kans. Thomas A. Forgey, born Sept. 22, 1888. 

4th S. G. Cora E. Forgey married Mr. Alvin Lattimer, March 19, 1899. 
Alvin Lattimer was born May 3, 1873. To this union eight ehildren have been 
horn, to wit : 

5th S. G. Alfred Harry Lattimer, born Oct. 16, 1899. Gladys Eldora 
Lattimer, born Dec. 20, 1900; died Aug. 10, 1901; buried Lebanon, Kan. 
Frankie Marion Lattimer, born Feb. 6, 1902. Eve May Lattimer, born Aug. 
15, 1904. Myrrl Lattimer, born Jan. 20, 1907. Kathi-yn Mildren Lattimer, 
bom Nov. 5, 1909; died Aug. 26, 1910; buried Lebanon, Kan. Hazel Latti- 
mer, born Nov. 30, 1911. 

Andrew J. Forgey enlisted in the 46th Indiana Co. B, Volunteer Infantry, 
Feb. 18, 1864. Was discharged May 13, 1865. at Lexington, Ky. Is now a 
retired doctor and lives at Lebanon, Kan. 

4th S. G. Margaret Ann Forgey, born IMarch 5. 1848, married Clement 
V. Blair, Sept. 10, 1871; born Sept. "2. 1843. Lives at Lair, Texas. To this 
union was born three children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Margaret Elizabeth Blair, born Jan. 20, 1873. James Robert 
Blair, born May 25, 1879. Lucy Gertrude Blair, born March 6, 1881. 

Clement V. Blair was a private in Co. E, 151 Reg. of Ohio National 
Guards; enlisted May 2, 1864; discharged Aug. 30, 1864. At present is Post 
Jlaster at Lair, Texas, and is a Justice of the Peace. 

5th S. G. Mary E. Blair was married to John J. Seymour, Feb. 16, 1893. 
To this union were born six children, to wit: 

6th S. G. William C. Seymour, born Jan. 30, 1894. Ruth Anna Seymour, 
bom Jan. 20, 1896. Allen Raymond Seymour, born April 11, 1898. Lloyd J. 
Seymour, born Oct. 11, 1899. Mary Evah Seymour, bom Jan. 16, 1902. Baby 
Seymour, born June 23, 1904; died in infancy. This family lives in Jasper 
County, Missouri. 

5th S. G. Lucy Gertrude Blair married March 31, 1901, to George A. 
Brown. To this union has been born three children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Paul Brown, born May 13, 1902. Jessie Brown, born July 26, 
1904. Mabel Elizabeth Brown, born Sept. 10, 1910. This family lives at 
Lair, Texas. 


4th S. 6. Mary Catherine Forgey, seventh child of Jas. A. Porgey, 
iiiarri.'d .laiiios Allison Vandervort. in 1873. To this union was born four 
rhildrcMi. to wit: 

5th S. G. Leroy Alvin Vandervort, born Nov. 1, 1873. Willie Oscar 
Vandtrvoit, born May 29, 1875. Lizzie Agnes Vandervort, born May 23, 
1878; died Dec. 1903. Ernest James Vandervort, born Nov. 2, 1879; died 
Nov. 28, 1906. 

5th S. G. W. 0. Vandervort married April 12, 1899. to Carrie El- 
dred, born Auk- 31, 1874. They live at Lebanon, Kan. To this union has 
been lioi'ii five children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Harold Vandervort, born May 27, 1900. Lona Vandervort, 
horn Feb. i:i. 1902. Vclma Vandervort, born March 4, 1904. Eldred Vander- 
vort, born .Ian. 6. 1909. Vada Vandervort, born Dee. 18, 1910. 

5th S. G. Lizzie A. Vandervort married a Mr. Vandervort and lives in 
Morsrantowii, W. Va. 

5th S. G. James E. Vandervort married Miss IMary Miller and lives at 
Lebanon, Kansas. 

4th S. G. Elizabeth J. Forgey, eighth child of James Allen Forgey, born 
Oct. 11. ]8r)4; married A. B. Allison, July 3, 1874. A. B. Allison born Sept. 8, 
18")!. To this union was born six children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Zoa N. Allison, born June 6, 1875. Leu Wilbur Allison, horn 
Dec. 23. 1.S78. Bessie Allison, born June 16, 1882. James C. Allison, born 
Nov. 16. 18S4. Anna B. Allison, born Sept. 8, 1888. Bertha Ruth Allison, 
born Aug. 8. 1883. 

5th S. G. Zoa N. Allison married George Emery, Dec. 31. 1898. They 
live at (ieriiig. Neb. To them was born two children, (6th S. G.) 

5th S. G. Leu Wilbur Allison married Carrie Walters. To them was 
lioni one cliilil. 

6th S. G. L. W. Allison was married April 11, 1905, and lives at Thayer, 

5th S. G. Kessie .\llison was married Oct. 11, 1905. to Leslie Wilson. 
'I'hey live in Chicago, 111. To them was born two children, (5th S. G.) 

4th S, G. Nancy Ellen Forgey, ninth child of Jas. A. Forgey, born Jan. 
27. 1S.")7: married Terry Beardslee" born March 27, 1851. Married 1877. To 
this union was born six children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Clarence Beardslee, born Nov. 9, 1877. Elmer Beardslee, born 
Nov. 20, 1879. :\rinnie Beardslee, born Dec. 29, 1882. Rhoda Beardslee. born 
Dee. 1, 1886. Nora Beard.slee, born Sept. 12, 1891. Llovd Beardslee, born 
July 15, 1894. 

5th S. G. Clarence Beardslee married Ett<T Collier, Sept. 30, 1906. To 
tliem was l)nrn two children: 

6th S. G. Aldrich Beardslee. born Jan. 15, 1908. Paul Clarence Beards- 
lee, horn Nov. 7. 1909. This family lives in Smith County, Kan. 

5th S. 6. Elmer Beardslee married Ealine Davis,' Dec. 25, 1900. To 
them has been born two children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Until Ellen, born Jan. 25, 1902. Albert Beardslee, born Feb 
;• ]!)();». 

5th S. G. .Minnie Beardslee maiTied Miles Doyle, Nov. 12. 1905. To 
them was born three children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Leslie Joseph Doyle, born Aug. 30, 1906. Clarence Franklin 
Doyle, born Oct. (i, 1907. Lowrance Dovle, born Aug. 31. 1910; died Oct 30 
1910. ■ ■ ' 

5th S. G. b'hoda Beardslee married Ktiia ITaughtaliiig, .\pril 19. 1907. 
'I'o I hem lias been born one eliild. to wit: 

6th S. G. La Ftna llaughtaling. born March 5, 1909. 

4th S. G. Knchel Tiouisa Forgey, tenth ciiild of Jas. A. Forgey, born 
■Inly 111, 185!); married Charles Beardslee. IVfay 29. 1879. To this union was 
liorn three children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Anua May Beardslee, boru July 20, 1881. Carrie Elizabeth 
Beardslee, born May 11, 1883. William Marion Beardslee, born Feb. 23, ]S93. 

5th S. G. Anna May Beardslee married Grant Christy, Dee. 23, 1898. To 
this union has been born four children : 

6th S. G. Charley Grant Christy, born Nov. 18, 1899. Frank Deardutit' 
Christy, boru Oct. 6, 1903. Rachcd Elizabeth Christy, born Sept. 21, 1906. 
.I(>ssie Louisa Christy, born April 28, 1909. 

5th S. G. Carrie Elizabeth Beardslee married W. W. Hicks, Dec. 23, 
1903. To this union have been born three children, to wit: 

6th S. G. William Raymond Hicks, boru May 30, 1905. Louella Hicks 
born July 11, 1909; died July 20, 1909. Nita Lorain Hicks, born July ll' 

4th S. G. William Allen Forgey, eleventh child of Jas. A. Forgey, boru 
Jan. 24:, 1862 ; married Rosa Wittwer, born Nov. 13, 1860. Married Nov. 24, 
1880. To this union was born three children, all of whom died in infancy. 


George Salmon and wife, Mary Ann Forgey. 

3rd S. G. Mary Ann Forgey, seventh child of Alexander and Elizabeth 
Sawyers Forgey, born Oct. 14, 1818; died 1887; married George Salmons in 
1838. George Salmons was born April 15, 1812, at Roanoke, Va. Emigrated 
to Tennessee in 1828, at the age of eighteen ; moved to Indiana in 1846 ; died 
Sept. 16, 1878. Mary Ann Forgey and George Salmons were married at the 
old Forgey homestead on Big Flat Creek, Knox County, Tenn. To this union 
was born seven children, to wit: 


4th S. G. Nanev Jane Salmons, born 1839. James Madison Salmons, 
born 1841; died 190*4. John AYcsley Salmons, born 184.]. AYilliam Love 
Salmons, born 1845: died 1906. Kxissell Salmons, born 1847: died 1908. 
Tliomas Salmons, born 1852: died 1857. Georjre Salmons, born 18o0. 

4th S. G. Nanev Jane Salmons married David Shigley in 1861. David 
Sliifrlry died Dee. 8, 1912, ajre 95 years. Tliey resided at Flora. Ind. To this 
union was born fourteen ehildren, to wit: 

5th S. G. Albert Sliiirley. born 1861. Lives in Indianapolis, Ind. Thom- 
as Shigley, born Oet. 1. 1S64. Mary Shigley, burn 1863: died 1868. George 
Shigley. bora Feb. 4, 1867: died 1870. Martha Shigley. born April 22, 1868. 
Aqiiila Shiglev, born April 30, 1870. Isabel Shigley, born Nov. 5, 1871. 
Noah Shigbv." born 1873: married 1900; died 1903; buried in Oklahoma. 
Joseph Shigley, born 1875. Phoebe Shigley. born 1877; died 1878. Oscar 
Shigley. liorn 1878; died 1879. Omer Shigley, born 1878; died 1909. Blanche 
Shiglev. born April 2, 1881; died 1883. David Shigley, born July 18, 1883. 

5th S. G. :Martha Lueinda Shigley. born April 22, 1868, was married 
in 1S90 to Mr. James Lineoln Downham. Tliey reside at Kappa. Ind.. R. F. 
D. No. 1. Tn this union the following ehildren have been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Iva Isabelle Downiiam, born 1891. Bertha May Downham, 
born 1S92. Esther Agnes Downham, born 1893. Dennis "W. Downham, born 
1895. Rebeekah Jane Downham. born 1896. Orpha lone Downham, born 
1898. Charles Everett Downham. born 1900. Ruth Irene Downham, born 
1902. Taylor Fairbanks Downham, bcrn 1904. Naomi Agatlia Downham, 
born 190(i! lluldah Tauline Downham, bom 1911. 

5th S. G. Aquila Shigley married in 1895 to Mr. Edmunds. Lives at 
Walla Walla, Wash. Isabel Shigley married in 1896 to Mr. Harness. Lives 
Jit Jerome, Idaho. Omer Shigley married in 1906. David Shigley married 
in 1908. 

5th S. G. Joseph L. Shigley, born May 10, 1875: married Sarah L. Fen- 
nimorc, born Aug. 29, 1872; married June 28, 1903. To this union has been 
born the rolli)wing children: 

6th S. G. Cbaries {". Shigley, liorn July 8. 1905. Harold 11. Shigley, 
born July 7, 1906. Ruth J. Sliigiey. born -Inly 26, 1907. Helen P. Shigk\v, 
born Sept. 1. 1909. 

Jose|)h L. Shigley is connected with the rnion Tnietiuu Co.. and lives at 
Winchester. Indiana. 457 W. .\. St. 

4th S. G. James Madi.son Salmons, horn 1841; died 1904. Was married 
to Savilla ixice. The ehildren living are as follows: 

5th S. G. Charley Salmons, Walter Salmons, Otto Salmons, Nora Sal- 
mons, .Mrs. Kffix ]\leCartliy. Jamics M. Salmons was in the 147th Indiana Reg. 

4th S. G. William "Salmons, born 1845; died 1906. Was married to 
.Miss iioswrll MS first wife. Four eliildi-eii were borii to this union: 

5th S. G. ^iilton and Hmersdn Salmons, Mrs. Wren Dillard and Mrs. 
Ella Larks. 

William Salmons mai-ried as his second wife Ella Banner Ware. To 
this union seven children wei-e born: 

5th S. G. Mrs. ]\Iayme Elliott: Wade. Lcaland. Bryan. Emma, Ossa and 
.Mint.i S:iliii()iis. William Salmons was in the 155th Ind. Volunteers. 

4th S. G. Ku.ssell Salmons, born Sept. 27. 1845; died Feb. 21, 1907. He 
was married to Miss Ida Miller. The children are: 

5th S. G. Mrs. Kate Whitakcr, I\Irs. Pearl Woods. Mary Salmons, Edith 
Salmiihs, May Salmons. 

Mrs. Kate Whitaker has two children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Paul Whitaker, Eugene Whitakcr. 

.Airs. I'carl Woods has one child, lo wit: 

6th S. G. Madclenc Woods. 


4th S. G. John "Wesley Salmons, born April 17, 1842, married Amanda 
Jjock Salmons, Nov. 2, 1865. Amanda Loek Sa,]mons was born April 26, 
1846. Residence. Kokomo, Ind. To this union was born five children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Idelle Salmons, born "Nov. 19, 1866. Married Sept. 15, 1892, 
to Ilersehel Campbell, born Feb. 3, 1865. Iler.schel Campbell is a farmer 
and lives at Kokomo, Ind. 

5th S. G. Bertha Salmons, born Sept. 8, 1868, married a Ur. Hill, 1885. 
Tu this nniou one son was born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Robert Hill, born May 30, 1886. Lives at Kokomo, Ind. 

Mrs. Bertha Hill lives at Indianapolis, Ind. 

5th S. G. Alfred Salmons, born April 16, 1871. Lives at Kokomo, Ind. 
John Salmons, born March 29, 1880, lives at Kokomo, Ind. Nelle Salmons, 
bom Nov. 23, 1883, lives at Kokomo, Ind. 

J. W. Salmons is a retired farmer. Was a soldier in the late war, serv- 
ing one year. (See ililitaiy Record). 

4th S. G. George W. Salmons, born May 15, 1848; married Dec. 8, 
1868, to Miss Alice M. Salmons, born June 8, 1851 ; died Jan. 29, 1910. buried 
Howard County, Ind. To this union was born five children, to wit: 

5th S. G. "Charley E. Salmons, born Dec. 6, 1869; lives at Kokomo, Ind. 
Anna Salmons, born Oct. 12, 1881 ; married May 29, to John W. Cooper of 
Kokomo. Ind.; to this union was born one daughter (6th S. G.) Alice Janet 
Cooper, born July 11, 1907. George C. Salmons, born July 21, 18i84; married 
Liddie Miller. Oct. 3, 1906 ; lives at Kokomo, Ind. J. Clifton Salmons, born 
Oct. 8. 1890; lives at Kokomo, Ind. Howard V. Salmons, born Aug. 12, 1894. 
Lives at Kokomo, Ind. 


William Alexander Forgey, eighth son «£ Alexander G. Forgey and 
Elizabeth Sawyers Forgey, was born Jan. 5, 1821, in Knox County, Tenn. 
Was married to Hannah Michael in Indiana, June 23, 1846. Started from 
Indiana to Oregon in the fall of 1846 ; wintered in Illinois, and in spring 
of 1847, left Illinois for Oregon, traveling with ox teams. G-ot to Oregon in 
the fall of 1847; wintered in the Mollala Valley, Clarkmas County, near 
Oregon City. In the Spring moved to Linn County, settled on a donation 
claim on the Williamette River, where the town of Harrisburg is. Was the 
first Post Master of the town. Went to the mines in California in 1849. 
Worked for the Government, buying horses during the Bogue River War in 
1853. Was Recruiting Officer in the Modoc War in 1873. In politics a Whig, 
then a Democrat. In religion, a Methodist. Was a kind and loving husband 
and father and a friend to the needy. Died in 1892, at Tapwa, Idaho. 

3rd S. G. William A. Forgey, born Jan. 5, 1821; died 1892; buried in 
Oregon. Married Hannah M. Forgey, born April 8, 1830. To this union was 
born ten children, to wit : 

4th S. G. Mary Elizabeth Forgey, born July 14, 1847; died Aug. 3, 1847. 
Sarah Jane Forgey, born Oct. 6, 1848. Anna Emmaline Forgey, born March 
8, 1851. Alexand'er Washington Forgey, born Dec. 29, 1853. "Mary E. For- 
gey, born July 27, 1856. Margaret Marena Forgey, born Feb. 21, 1839 ; died 
Dec. 12, 1861." Rebecca Almira Forgey, born Nov. 10, 1862. Martha Svisanna 
Forgev, born June 5, 1865. Ruth EJla Forgey, born March 4, 1870. Ruby 
May Forgey, born Sept. 22, 1875. 

4th S. G. Sarah Jane Forgey, married William P. Farris. March 14, 
1862. To them were born three children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Cyrena Almira Farris, born 1863. Albert Grant Farris, born 
1865. Francis Ulysses Farris, born 1868 ; died 1869. 

Albert G. Farris is married and has three children. 

Sarah Jane Forgey Farris married the second time to Zedoc Hanes. To 
them was born two sons : 


5th S. G. William Edmond Hanes, Harry Alexander Hanes. 

5th S. G. Cyreua Alinira Farris married Riley Davison. To them were 
born four i-liildren, to wit : -r- 1 j 

6th S. G. Albert Davison. Alice Davison, Ruby Davison. Ldmond 

6th S. G. Alice Davison married a ^Ir. Sar'<:ent. To tliem were born : 

7th S. G. Two girls. 

4th S. G. Anna Emmaline Forgey. third child of Win. and Hannah 
Forgey, married to Joseph Franklin ^liteli.ll. Aug. 17, 1870. To them were 
bora twelve children: 

5th S. G. ilartha Hannah :\litchell. born Sept. 1, 1871; died Sept. 22, 
1872. William Elijah Mitchell, born May 4, 1873; died Dee. 25, 1877. ilary 
Emmaline Mitchell, born :March 15, 1875: died Dec. 27, 1877. Margaret Jane 
Mitchell, born Dec. 4. 1S7G. :Minnie :May Mitchell, born Nov. 24. 1878. 
Franklin Leroy IMitchell. born July 24. 1880. Elizabeth Adderiue :Mitchell. 
bom Oct. 6, 1882. Oliver Hamlin Mitchell, born Nov. 7, 18S4; died June 20, 
1905. John Alexander Mitchell, born Nov. 10, 1886. Sylvester Peuoyer 
Mitchell, born March 10, 1888. Anna Rosie Mitchell, born April 17, 1892. 
George Washington Mitchell, born Aug. 1, 1893; died Aug. 1, 1902. 

5th S. G. JIargaret Jane ^fitchell nun-ried D. JF. Saunders. March 14, 
1884. To them was born one child : 

6th S. G. I\Iary Emmaline Saunders, born Feb. 21. 1895. 

;\largaret J. Saunders married the .second time to Wm. J. Turnhnw, 
March 22. 1S99. To them were born seven children, to wit: 

6th S. G. William Jefferson Turnbow. born May 25. 1900. Ella Xor- 
Turnhow. born Stpt. 21, 1902. Charles Edward Turnbow. born Sept. 22. 
1904. Jasper Oliver Turnlxiw and Jessie Olive Turnbow. born Oct. 24, 1906. 
Lulius Loie and July Luhi. hern June (i. UMl. This family lives at Junction 
('it v. Oreu-dM. 

' 5th S. G. -Minnie May .Mitchell married .Madison Tweed, Feb. 24, 1897. 
I'o them tliree children were born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Grace Nola Tweed, born Jan. 20. 1.898: died Jan. 31, 1898. 
Mai-tha Lavona Tweed, boiii June 27. 1900. George Ray Tweed, born July 
2. 1902. 

5th S. G. .Minnie May Mitchell uuirried as her s, cond husband B. J. 
(Jranlham. .Mareli 4. 1908. To them lias been born one ehild : 

6th S. G. I\largarette Anna Grantham. R. J. Grantham, lives at Three 
I'ines, .insepliine C'ountv. Oregon. 

5th S. G. Franklin Leroy Mitchell maivi d Lillian Hawks. July 23. 1908. 

5th S. G. Elizabetli AdJarine Miteheli married George Wm". Stewart. 
Mareli 1. 1901. TIk'V live al I'ditlaiul, Oregon. 945 Clay St. Tn them two 
children were boi'n, to wit : 

6th S. G. Inez .Miiia Stewart, liorii .lime 12. 11III2. Annie Laura, Iku'u 
Feb. IS, 1904, 

5th S. G. Sylvester Penover .Mitchell married Bessie V. S. Ingram, 
Feb. 2(;. i:tl(l. 

5th S. G. Annie Rosie Mitchell married llariy M. Minard. Nov. 23, 
19111. To them has been born one cliihl : 

6th S. G. Hazel Rosie iMinard, born Dec, 25. 1911, 

4th S. G. Alexander Washington Forgey, born Dec. 29, 1853, married ' 
Annie Iliiiitley. To them three children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. ^lary Olive Forgiy, who married Joe Tlizer; two children 
born. William Alexander Forgey. marrieti: has two ehildi-en, Hannah Em- 
maline Forgey, nuirried Wm. Johnson, has two children, 

4th S. G. I\lary Elizabeth Forgey, born July 27, 1856, married Riley 
Snodgrass, To them were born four children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Albert Snodgrass; Bertha Snodgrass, married Nate Moore, 
two children. Hannah Snodgrass, married John Smith, two children. Her- 
man Snodgrass. 


4th S. G. Rebecca Almire Forgey, born Nov. 10, 1862, married 11 P. 
Gardner. To them were born two children : 

5th S. G. Ilarley Ben Gardner, Ine Gardner. 

4th S. G. Kuth"Ella Forgey, born March 4, 1870, married O.sear Miller. 
To them five children were born, to wit : 

5th S. G. Carrie ililler, Calvin :\Iiller, Kylvcstei' Miller, Earnest Mil- 
ler, ilarvin Jliller. 

5th S. G. Carrie Miller married R. Crow. To them was born : 

6th S. G. One child. 

4th S. G. Ruby ]May Forgey, born .Sept. 22, 1875, married W. B. Wridge. 
To them were born eight children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Clarence Wridge, Arthur Wridge, Crystle Wridge, Williard 
Wridge, Lester Wridge, Virgil Wridge, Iri.s Wridge, Elmer Wridge. 


Andrew Jackson Forgey. 

Thomas Crawford Forgey. 

3rd S. G. Andrew Jackson Forgey, ninth child of Alexander G. Forgey 
and Elizabeth Sawyers Forgev, born Jan. 29, 1824; married in Dec, 1847, to 
Susan Harness, born 1830; died Dec. 6, 1874; buried Howard County, Ind. 
To this union were born sixteen children, seven dying in infancy: 

4th S. G. Rebecca Forgey, born Oct. 12, 1848; lives at Flora, Ind., R. 
F. D. No. 2. Jane Forgey, born July 4, 1851 ; lives at Hamlet, Stark County, 
Ind. Alexander G. Forgev, born March 8. 1856; lives at Kokomo, Ind., R. F. 
D. No. 2. James A. Forgey, born :\larch 16, 1858: lives at Flora, Ind. Mary 
Forgey, born Aug. 29, 1859; lives at Hamlet, Stark County, Ind. Hannah 
M. Forgey, born 1861; lives at Kokomo, Ind. Charles P. Forgey, born 1868; 
lives at Flora, Ind., R. F. D. No. 2. William G. Forgey, born 1871; lives at 
Galveston, Ind., R. F. D. No. 4. Susan N. Forgey, born 1873; lives at Peru, 
Miami County, Ind. 


Andrew Jackson Forgey was in the Mexican War in 1848. 

4th S. G. Rebecca Forpey married in 1867 to William Goldsberry. born 
Oct. T-', 1S4N. To tliis union was born two children, to Avit : 

5th S. G. Andrew .Tcflfi rson Goldsberry. born Oct. 24. 1869. Lovett 
Tillman GoldslieiTy. born July If). 1871. 

Willi;! Ill Goldsberry is a Farmer and lives at Flora. Ind. 

5th S. G. Andrew Jeffersun Goldsberry married Aiitr. 19. 1902. to Jlin- 
iii,' iJolicrtsiiu. To this nnion was born one child, to wit: 

6th S. G. Eunice Goldsberry, born :\rarch 18, 1906. 

Andrew J. Goldsberry is an electrician and liA'es at Goodland. Ind. 

5th S. G. Lovitt T." Goldsberry married Dec, 1897. to Cora StaflFord. 
To this union was born four children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Gladys Goldsberry. born Sept. 25. 1902. Eva Goldsberry. born 
:\rarch 20, 1904. Herbert (ioldsbcrry. liorn Feb. 14. 1907. Harold Golds- 
berry, born Sept. 4, 1909. 

Tiovett Goldsberry is a farmer and lives in Indiana. 

4th S. G. Jane Forgey, second child of Andrew J. Forgey. married 
Franklin Harness, born Oct". 10, 1846; married March 10, 1870. He resides 
at Hamlet. Ind. To this union was born eight children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Leonard Harness, born Jan. 20, 1871. Charley Harness, born 
Aug. 21, 1872. James Harness, born Feb. 16. 1875. Mai-iou Harness, born 
July 10. 1876. Infant twins, born and died Sept. 12, 1878. Stella Harness. 
born Sept. 15, 1883. Sylvester Harness, born Nov. 7. 1889. 

5th S. G. Leonard Harm ss m!arried Jnne 7, 1896, to ]\Iiss Sada M. Har- 
ness. Lives at Hamlet, Ind. Leonard Harness was born Jan. 20. 1871 ; Sada 
I\I. Harness was born Aug. 2, 1876. To this nnion five children were born, 
to wit • 

6th S. G. Alvan C. Harness, born Sept. 15, 1898. Belle J. Harness, born 
Oct. 14. 1904. Hattie C. Harness, horn Jan. 19. 1907. Susie E. Harness, born 
Nov. 15. 1909. Frances J. Harness, born Feb. 22, 1911. 

]\Ir. Ijconard Harness is a merchant and lives at Hamlet. Ind. 

5th S. G. James Harness married June 10. 1895. Lives at South Bend, 

5th S. G. Charley liaiiiess married March 19, 189.!, Lives at Grover- 
town. Indiana. 

5th S. G. Stella Harness nuirried Walter Dittrick. liorn .Imi' 10. 1868: 
married Sept. 22. 1901. Li\-es at IJMlniet. Ind, To ihiv union was liorn three 
childrc!!. to wit : 

6th S. G, Sarah Evelvn Dittrick. born Julv 14. 1902. G, mikI Otis 
I?, Dittrick, iH.rii .Ian, S. 1908. G. Dittrick died Oct. 17. 1908. 

5th S. G. .Marion Harness n\arried Oct. 16. 1895. to Cordelia .lohnson. 
born July 26, 1897. Dix-cs at (iroverlo\' n. Ind. To this rniion was born two 
children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Kdwanl Ilani.'ss, born .Ian. 12, 1906. Otha Harness, born 
.March 2S, 190S, 

.Marion Harness is a farmer and lives at Grovertown. Ind. 

4th S. G. Alexander G. Forgey. third diild of Andrew Jackson Forgey, 
was married in 1881 to Miss Mary PoiT, born L862. Lives at Kokomo, Ind. 
To this nnion four children w(>re Itom : 

5th S, G. L. C. Forgey. born 1882, Carrie Forgey. born 1884. .los. A. 
Korgey, born 1885. Thizcl Marie Forgey. born 1892, 

Carrie Forgey was in;arrie(l to Frank Seibcrt. Dec, 25. 1899, To this 
union four children have been born, to wit : 

6th S. G, .lose|>li ('barley Seibcrt. born March 10. 1901. Marv Eliza- 


beth Seibert. born March 20, 1904; died Julv, 1904. Bertha Marie Seibert. 
born July 16, 1908. Glen Earl Seibert, born June 22, 1910. 

Frank Seibert is a railroad conductor and lives at Chicago, 111. 

Joseph Forgey was married Nov. 16, 1909, to Bertha Forgey. To this 
union one child has been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Mary Helen Forgey, born 1911. 

Joseph Forgey is a copper worker and overseer in the Southwestern Steel 
Mill at Gadsden, Ala. 

Hazel Marie Forgey was married May 25, 1910, to Mr. Orville Thomas. 
Two children have been born to this union, to wit: 

6th S. G. :Mary Anna Thomas, born 1912. Violet Marie Thomas, born 
and died 1913. 

Orville Thomas is a finisher at the Plate Glass Companj', Kokomo, 
Ind. Address, 1010 Kennedy Street. 

4th S. G. ilarj' L. Forgey was married to Nathan Rysden, Sept. 5, 
1883. Nathan Rysden was born' March 28, 1841 ; died Oct. IS, 1899. To thi.s 
union was born two children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Ivyl Rysden, born Sept. 7, 1886. Earl Rysden, born July 15, 

Ivyl Rysden was married to Mr. Marvin Phillips, Aug. 12, 1908. To 
this union two children have been born, to wit : 

6th S. G. Virgil Phillips, born June 28, 1909. Berwin Phillips, bom 
March 18, 1911. 

4th S. G. Hannah Margaret Foi-gcy is a dressmaker and has her es- 
tablishment at Kokomo, Ind. 

4th S. G. William G. Forgey was mjarried to Miss Luella Runk, March 
27, 1901. Luella Runk Forgey \vas born Nov. 16, 1878. To this union was 
born five children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Bernice Irene Forgey, born Dec. 27, 1901. Gertrude Ann 
Forgey, born Aug. 21, 1903. Virgil Andrew Forgey, born Sept. 1,1906; died 
Sept. 30, 1908; buried Galveston, Ind. Leslie Arneil Forgey, born Oct. 5, 
1908. Evalan Wanyita Forgey, born July 2. 1910; died Nov. 4, 1910; buried 
(lalveston, Ind. 

William G. Forgey is a prosperous farmer at Galveston, Ind. He is a 
member in good standing of both the K. of P. and the Ancient Order of 

4th S. G. Susan Nettie Forgey was married to Mr. Ambrose Hursh, 
June 20, 1891. Ambrose Hursh was born May 4, 1872. To this union two 
children were born, to wit : 

5th S. G. Merle Hursh, born Sept. 5, 1892. Russell Hursh, born Aug. 
16, 1902. 

Ambrose Hursh is a carpenter and resides at Peru, Ind. Their home was 
totally destroyed March 25, 1913, by the great floods in that part of the 

5th S. G. Merle Hursh was married Sept. 5, 1911, to Mr. John Eberly, 
who is a conductor on the J. Y. T. Railroad and lives in Fort Wayne, Ind. 



Thomas C. Forgey was born in Knox County, Teun., Feb. 6, 1830. With 
his parents he went to Indiana in 1H3!I. settling near Battle Ground. After- 
wards, they moved to the -Miami Reserve, whieh is now in Howard County. 
In 186() hennoved to Carroll County, where he lived until his death. June 5, 
liM);*. He was married Feb. 4, 18.').'), to Miss Mary Jane Gates. To this union 
was born seven ehildren. Ili.s wife died Nov. 11, 1878. 

He was married the seeond time to Miss Emma Grant Ballou, Oct. 12, 
1886. To this union five childr ii were born, all of whom are living and 
at home. 

Thomas C. Foi-gey united with the CumVierland Presbyterian Churcli 
early in life. He was eleeted K\ding Klder in 187C. whieh oflfiee he held until 
his death. In 1864 he was a member of the 46th Regiment (Ind.) serving 18 
months, or until the elose of the war. He was a member of the I. 0. O. F. 
In everything he undertook, lie always did his best. His judgment was held 
in high esteem. No one eould visit him but felt impressed with his clear 
mind, his optimistic view of life, and his unselfishness. He was firm in his 
eoiivietions of I'iglit. Loyal above all to his church, his lodge, his party, and 
his fi'iends. 

3rd S. G. Thomas Crawford Fcrgev. born Feb. 6, 1830; married Feb. 
4, 1855; died June 5, 190!). Married Mary G. Gates, born Dec. 6, 1834; died 
Nov. 11, 1878. To this union was born seven children, to wit: 

4th S. G. John Alexander Foi-gey, born Nov. 21, 1857. Rebecca Eliza- 
lietii Forgey, l)orn Dee. 7, 18')!). Mai'gai-et Arietta Forgey, l)orn June 17, 
1862. Thomas J. Lincoln Forgey, born Jan. 28, 1864. Ethie Lynn Forgey, 
born June 13, 1866. Lida :\lay" Forgey, born Feb. 27. 1869; died Sept. 7. 
1897; buried Waltcni, Ind. Jlilo Franklin Forgev. born Aug. 1, 1871; died 
.March 13, lit<i2: buried Deer Creek, Ind. 

3rd S. G. Thomas C. Forgey married as his second wife iliss Emma 
(iraiit 1!m11i n. in 1886. To this unien was born five children, to M-it : 

4th S. G. Earl Crawford Forgey. born Sept.. 1887. Alice Forgev, born 
1889. 1) lla Forgey, bcrn 18!)1. Tliomas Ballon Forgey, born 1893." Clar- 
ence Forgey, born Sejjt. 21, 1895. 

4th S. G. John Alexandei- Foi-gi y married Letitia Bechdol. Dec. 25. 
1888. Letitia lieehdol was Ixirn .l.iii. l(i. 1862. To this union was born thre" 
children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1'm\i1 H. F(!rgey, born Mav 4. 1S!I3. Hutrii Forszev. born Julv 
9. 181)7 Lowell Forgey. born March 23, 1!)()(). 

4th S. G. Rei>eeeM Elizabeth Forgey married in 1879 to Abraham Down- 
liam. Iiorn l^.')l). To this union was bom seven children, to wit: 

5th S. G. William (1. Downham. born Dee. 23, 1882. Nora ilay Down- 
ham, born .May 12, 1884. Mary Jane Downham, born Jan. 12, 1886. Ross 
Lincoln Downham, born .May 8, 1888. Owen Downham, born 1890. Pearl 
DowiihaiK, burn Dec 18, 1892. Clarence Downham, born Nov. 23, 1899. 

5th S. G. Nora May Downham married Sept., 1905, to Christopher I'l- 
lery. born 18X). To this union has been born two children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Dorothy Cilery, born June 11. 1!)06. Marv Elizabeth Ullerv 
born Jan. 15. li)08. 

Chr-istepher Cilery is a farmer. 

5th S. G. Mary Jane Dowiihaiii married Lewis Wallace, Dee. 21. 1911. 

Lewis Wallace is a farmer. 

5th S. G. Ross Lincoln Downham married Dee. 25, 1910, to :\Iiss Iva 
.M.'Ciosky. born July 21, 1883. To this union has been born one daugh- 
!er. to wit ; 


6th S. G. Eva Downham, born Jan. 26. 1912. 

Ross Downham is a teacher, farmer and stock raiser. 

4th S. G. Margaret Arietta Forgey married in 1885, to James J. All- 
real (if Ohio. To this union two children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Thomas Ed Allreal. born Aug. 4, 1886. Marv J. AUreal, born 
July 1, 1891. 

4th S. G. Thonuas Lincoln Forgey married March 17, 1893, Miss Clara 
Lautz. 1)0111 1874. To thi.s union four children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Ruth Forgey, horn Aug. 15, 1896. Walter Forgey, born May 
1, 1898. George Vernon Forgi'y, (torn Feb. 22, 1901. Mary Forgev, born 
Aug. 4, 1903. 

Thomas L. Forgey is a prosi)erous farmer at Tullahoma, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Ethie Lynn Forgey was born and raised in Carroll County, 
Ind. Slie attended the district school, was at the head of her classes and 
graduated with the honors of the county. After a term at the American 
Normal College, she taught school for a year, then returned to the A. N. C. 
and finished the teachers' course. She is also a graduate of the Central 
Normal College. When her brother Frank's wife died she went to live in 
his liome, caring for the son, Luther. Ten years afterwards, she went to 
.Michigan to teach. She, however, returned to Galveston, Ind., at the invita- 
tions of the patrons. She took a year's training at the Teachers' Training 
College at Indianapolis : taught at Burrows, Ind., for five years with success. 
Slie is loved liy everyone. She won a trip to Europe in 1909 in a contest for 
the most popular lady. Her letters are widely read and her lectures on the 
various ])laces she visited were given to crowded houses. 

4th S. G. Lida May Forgey married ilarvin Babb. Aug. 14, 1889. Mar- 
vin Babb was born March o, 1866. Lida May Babb died Sept. 7, 1897; buried 
in Miller Cemetery near Walton, Ind. To this union one daughter was born, 
to wit: 

5th S. G. Ethie Mae Babb. born July 15, 1890. Taught school for two 
terms. Was married April 10, 1912. to Carl N. Schwalm, an extensive 
farmer, at Walton. Ind. 

4th S. G. Milo Franklin Forgey married Miss . \nn ie Yerks, Dec. 23, 
1901. Annie Yerks was born in 1877; died Dec. 18, 1902. Milo P. Forgey 
died March 13. 1912. Buried Deer Creek, Ind. To this union one son was 
born : 

5th S. G. Luther II. Forgey, born Oct. :{. 1902. 

Milo F. Forgey was a funeral director. 



John Sawyers. .Ir.. sei-ond .sou and fifth child of (Jol. John Sawyers, was 
a man of sterling integrity and of soher and industrious hahits. In stature 
was about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches; dark hair and eyes, and withal a command- 
ing figure; in deportment gentle and kind; in the church, state and society, 
he was one of the substantial citizens of that day. lie married Nancy Shell, 
a daughter of Christian Shell, who early emigrated from Virginia and set- 
tled near Graveston, Knox County, Tenn. At the time of his marriage, in 
1809. his father located him on about one-third of the one thousand acres 
purchased in August, 1794. which he afterwards willed him. Upon this tract 
of land John Sawyers, Jr.. built a large four-room, two-story house of nativv; 
hewn logs, with a huge stone chimney in the center. Two rooms of this 
house are still standing with the chimney intact. This house is three-quar- 
ters of a mile East of the Josiah Sawyers old home, on the old Emery Road. 

John Sawyers, Jr., was the first child born after the removal to Knox 
County. His second wife was I\Iiss ]Martha Thompson, whom he married 
about 1846, who some years after the death of John Sawyers, Jr., married 
James S. Bell, Beaver Creek, Knox County, Tenn. 

James S. Bell died Sept., 1860. His wife, jMartha Sawyers Bell, died in 
1866 or 1867. Both are buried side by side at Bell's Camp Ground, Knox 
County, Tennessee. 

2nd S. G. John Sawyers, Jr., fifth child of C«l. John Sawyers, born 
April 9, 1786; died Oct. 1, 1851; buried "Washington Chui-ch. Xancy Shell, 
wife, born Feb. 18, 1788; died ]\lay 26, 1844; buried Washington Church. 

John Sawyers, Jr., and Nancy Shell were married July 11, 1809. To 
this union was born the following children, to wit: 

3rd S. G. Mary Ann, horn April 13, 1810; died Sept. 20. 1824; buried 
Washington Church. 

2. Rachel L., born March 4, 1812; died March 26, 1872. 
Married James Jefferson Harris. (See Harris part of History.) 

3. Sarah C, born Jan. 3, 1814; died July 12, 1892; buried Rocky Dale, 
near Corryton, Tenne.ssee. 

4. Christian Shell, born Feb. 10, 1816; died April 1. 1817; buried Wash- 
ington Church. 

5. William Carrol, born .lune 19, 1818; died, 1847. 

6. James Claiborne II., born July 10, 1820; died Jan. 6, 1875. 

7. Rebecca Crawford, born ()ct."l. 1822; died Nov. 7, i877 ; buried An- 
derson Cemetery. Married Samuel K. Harris. (See Harris part of History.) 

8. Susan B., born Aug. 1, 1825. I>ied :March, 1877. 

1839; buried 

9. John Henderson, born Sept. 7. 1827. Died Sept. 3, 1874. 
10. Drucilla Emaline, born Sept. 9, 1831; died June 30, ] 
shington Church. 





Lewis L. Foust. 

Sarah Sawyers Foust. 

3rd S. G. Sai-ah C, third child of John Sawyers, Jr., married Lewis 
L. Foust, July 15, 1845. Lewis L. Foust was born Sept. 1, 1811 ; died Oct. 4, 
1894. Buried Rocky Dale, near Corrytou, Tennessee. To this union was 
horn the following children, to wit : 

4th S. G. Nancy Jane Foust, born June 8, 1846; died Dec. IS, 1900; 
buried Flat Creek. Paris ^M. Foust, born ilarch 2, 1848. ]\lattie Sawyers 
Foust, born March 25, 1849. Hester E. Foust, born June 5, 1852. Florence 
C. Foust, born March 18, 1854; died June 12, 1883. Buried Rocky Dale. 

Lewis L. Foust and Sarah C. Foust were life long members of the Wash- 
ington t'hurcli. He was a farmer and lived near House IMountaiu, Knox 
County, Tennessee. 

4th S. G. Nancy Jane Foust, first child of Lewis L. Foust, married Ste- 
[iheu Grove, who was born June 23, 1846. Married March 17, 1870. To this 
union was born six children, as follows : 

5th S. G. John Paris Grove, born jMarch 16, 1871. Nore Bell Grove, 
born March 12, 1874. Lucy A. Grove, born Sept. 30, 1876; died Oct. 6, 1902; 
buried Flat Creek. William L. Grove, born Feb. 18, 1879; died Mav 23, 
1886; buried Flat Creek. Mary M. Grove, born April 28, 1882. Ada M. 
Grove, born Jan. 25, 1885. 

5th S. G. John Paris Grove married as his first wife Dorothy Robinson, 
from whom he was divorced. To this union one son was boDi, to wit; 

6th S. G. Donald Paris Grove, born May 17, 1898. 

John Paris Grove married as his second wife Sadie F;. Biser, Nov. 19, 
1902. Sadie E. Biser was born Jan. 8, 1873. To this union the following 
children have been born : 


6th S. G. .T. Theodore Orove. born Dec. 13, 1903. ISIarjorie A. Grove, 
horn Aiifr. 1. 190"). Edward H.. born May 11. 1910. 

John Paris (irove is in Ihf {rrocory business in Lafayette. Ind.. where he 
and his faiiiilv reside. 

5th S. G." Nora Hell, second child of Steven Grove, married Andrew B. 
Zaehary. born Oct. 2."). 1871 ; died March 31, 1901: buried Rocky Dale. They 
were iiiarried Oct. 29. 1.S92. To this union was born two children, to wit: 

6th S. G. John KIdo Za.-liaiy. horn Nov. IS. 1S94.. Delia Irene Zaeh- 
ary. born Oct. 1. 1897. 

5th S. G. Mavy ^\. (irove. fifth child of Steven Grove, iiuirried Charles 
0. Biser. Nov. 2."). 1909. To this union o)ie ciiild has bven born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Charles C. Hiscr. .Ir., born in 1911. died :\Iay 12. 1913. 

5th S. G. Ada M. Grove, sixth child of Steven Grove, married William 
Victor Ko^rrs. April 9. 1909. Lives at Trundle's Cross Roads, Tenn. To 
this union one child has been born, to wit : 

6th S. G. AVilliam Paul Rofiers. born Jan. U. 1910. 

Stephen (irove is a farmer and lives twelve or fourteen miles East of 
Knoxville on the Washington Pike. He married as his second wife Jliss 
Lucy AcufT. He and his first wife were mcmbei's of the Flat Creek Baptist 
Church. Ills second wife is also a member of the same ehureh. 

4th S. G. Paris M. Foust, second child of Lewis L. Foust. was married 
to Miss Mary E. Gibbs. on Nov. 13, 1872. Mtuy E. Gibbs w:-is born Dec. 12. 
1847; died Jan. 3. 1897: buried Rocky Dale. To this union was born the 
followiiitr children, to wit: 

5th S. G. William F. Foust, born Dec. 31, 1873; died April 23. 1875. 
;\rinnie ]\lav Foust, born April 25. 1875. John Lafayette Foust, born March 
2, 1880; died June 27, 1902; buried Rocky Dale. Sallie M. Foust. born Nov. 
10, 1883. Infant son, born and died Nov. 20, 1886. Inf;iut dauprhter born 
and died ^lay 28. 1889. Address. Corryton, Tenn., R. F. D. 

5th S. G. ^Minnie ]May Foust. second child of Pai-is L. Foust. married 
John L. Roach, June 3, 1894. John L. Roach born Jan. 25. 1857. To this 
union was born the followiufj children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Lois ]^Iae Roach, born Dee. 25. 1S95. Carl Roach, born Jan. 
If). 1S!I7. ^larv Lou Roach, horn Oct. 5. 1901. John Paris Roach, born ^lay 
7. lilOS; died Oct. 29. 1909: buried Clapp's Chapel. John L. Roach lives at 
( 'Imrch Grove. Tenn. 

5th S. G. Sallie M. Foust. fourth child of Paris L. Foust. married Sam- 
uel C. Zaehary. Oct. 15. 1905. To this union has been born the following 
children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Sanuiel Paris Zaehary. born Julv 28. 1906. Frank W. Zaeh- 
ary. born Jan. 24, 1908. Effie ]\Iay Zaehary, born Dec. 3, 1909. 

5th S. G. Hester E. Foust. fifth child of Lewis L. Foust. was married 
.Ian. 2(i. 1S7(i. to Caswell W. Mynatt. who was born Sept. 19. 1S52 ; died 
Jan. 2(), 1S94; buried Flat Creek. To this union was born the followinsr 

6th S. G. Koherl V. .Mynatt. horn Nov. (i. 1S7G. Lina Sarah C. My- 
natt. born March 3, 1883. Liicretea G, Mynatt, born Aufr. 9, 1881. Leona 
A. 3\Iynatt, born Nov. 7. 1883; died June 21," 1906; buried Flat Creek. Charles 
G. Mynatt. born June 16. 1886. Flossie C. .Mvnatt. born Feb. 26. 1889. Fluta 
F. Mynatt. born Sept. 26. 1891. 

5th S. G. b'obert V. Mynatt, lirst child of Caswell Mynatt and Hester 
Foust. married Ella Wyriek. Dee., 1901. To this union has been liorn the 
following' cliildreii. to wit : 

6th S. G. Ova .Mmv Iioiii Oct. 27. 1902. Mattie 1) Mvnatt horn 
Nov. 24. 1905. 


5th S. G. Lucretia G. Mynatt married July 16, 1911, to John Hall. 

5th S. G. Lina Sarah Mynatt, sccund child of Caswell Mynatt, married 
Edward Ward. Feb. .3. 1905. To this iiiiion has heen born tlie following 
children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Eugene Ward, born Dec. 17. 1905. Carl Ward, born Sept. 

.'. ]9as. 

5th S. G. Charles G. :Mynatt. fifth child of Caswell iMynatt. iimrried 
IHessie May Thompson, Jan. 31. 190!). To this union has been horn one child. 
to wit : 

6th S. G. Raymond Mynatt, born 1909. 

Mrs. ^lynatt and her entire family now live at Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Mattic Sawyers Foust. third cdiild of Lewis L. Foust, born 
1S49, was married Dec. 10, 1903. to Creed F. Miller, born Nov. 10, 1844. He 
is a farmer and lives at Church Grove, Knox Covuity, Tenn. He belonged 
to Company C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, V. S. A.. Civil War. (See Military 
Record of this History.) 


James C. Sawyers. 

Ruthey Sawyers Dy«r. 

3rd S. G. William Caxrol Sawyers, fifth child of John Sawyers, Jr., 
born June 19, 1818; died 1847. Susan Frost, wife, born 1824; died 1891; 
buried Greenwood, Ark. William C. Sawyers and Susan Frost were mar- 
ried Aug 15, 1840. To them three children were born, to wit : 

4th S. G. Nancy Jane Sawyers, born 1841; died 1860; buried Washing- 
ton Chureh, Tenn. Ruthey Sawyers, born 1843; died 1891; buried Green- 
wood. Ark. James C. Sawyers, born Aug. 24. 1846. 

4th S. G. Ruthev Sawvers and Warren Dyer were married in IHbb, 
and moved at marriage witli their mother, Susan Frost Sawyers, to Green- 
wood, Ark. To this union was born one daughter, wiio died when about 
fifteen years old. Warren Dyer was a Confederate soldier. He and his wifi" 
and mother all died in 1891. ■ , -r,,- 

4th S. G. James C. Sawyers, son of Carrol Sawyers, married i^lizabetli 
Massev who was born Feb. 25. 1850. To this union was born one son, to wit : 

5th S. G. Robert T. SaM-yers, born June 7, 1869. Married Stella Wis- 
ter. May 8, 1894. Stella Wister was born Oct. 15, 1873. To this union was 
born three children, to wit : 


6th S. G. Harry L. Sawyers, born July 27, 1895. Viola Sawyers, born 
Nov. 12, 1896. Helen Sawyers, born Sept. 7, 1900. 

Rol)ert T. Sawyers is a plasterer by trade and live s at Harlan, Iowa. 

Soon after tlie marriafje of William Carrol Sawyers and Susan Frost 
jn 1840, he moved to Little Rock, Ark., or near there, and lived there until 
his death in 1847. In 1848 Jdhn Sawyers, Jr., father of "William Carrol Saw- 
yer,s, with old Uncle Fred, the trusty colored servant, with a four-horse 
wagon, drove all the way (John Sawyers on horse back) from the old home 
on Big Flat Creek, Knox County. Tenu., to Little Rock, Ark., and moved 
Susan Sawyc r.s and her tlii-ee children back to the old home. At the mar- 
riage of Rutlicy Sawyers and "Warren Dyer, he and his wife and mother- 
in-law, Susan Sawyers, moved to Greenwood. Ark., where thev all died in 


Drusilla M. Stallcup, oldest daughter 
of James C. H. Sawyers. 

John B. Sawyers, oldest son of 
James C. H. Sawyers. 

3rd S. G. .I.inics ("lailionic II. SawyiTs. sixth child of .lohii Sawyers. 
•Ir., born .Inly 1(1. IS20; died Jan. (i, ISTr.. .Mzira M. Crawford, wife, born 
March l!l. 1S2:{: diril Feb., 18()!). Wcir iii.i nicd in 1843. To this union was 
born twelve ehildren. to wit; 

4th S. G. Drusilla M. Sawyers, Ikuii Sej)!. K!. 1844; died Dee. 29, 1892; 
buried Crayson Counl.v. Texas. 

Sarah M. Sawyers, born Sept. IS, 1S4(): died .luiie 17, IStil ; buried at 
Washington Church. 


Nancy E. Sawyers, born Sept. 3, 1848. 

John B. M. Sawyers, born Sept. 10, 1850. 

Mary Jane Sawyers, born Dec. 10, 1852; died Dee. 19, 1905. 

Rachel F. L. Sawyers, born Feb. 8, 1855. 

Sidney J. Sawyers, born April 14, 1857; died Sept. 19, 1885. 

James W. E. Sawyers, born April 17, 1859; died March 8, 1861; buried 
"Washington Church. 

Thomas A. Sawvers, born May 1. 1861. 

Martha A. Sawyers, born June 25, 1863; died Jlay 19, 1872; buried 
Goshen Cemetery, Franklin Coimty, Tenn. 

Samuel L. Sawyers, born Sept. 4, 1866. 

Etha A. Sawyers, born Dee. 12, 1868. 

4th S. G. Drusilla M. Sawyers was born Sept. 13, 1844. After the 
deatli of her father the care of the family fell to her lot, the youngest child 
being only six years old. She was a good sister and tried to fill the place of 
a mother, giving the better part of her life to the care of the younger chil- 
dren. When the family broke up, miost of them being married, she made 
her home with her sister, Mrs. Mary J. Thoma. Late in life she married 
Mr. John Stallcup, a very good, respectable man, giving her a good home in 
lier older days. She died on the 29th of December, 1892. At lier request, 
slie was Iniried at the foot of her father's grave, Grayson County, Texas. 

4th S. G. Nancy Ellen Sawyers, third child of .James Claiborne H. 
Sawyers, married Edward Foster West in 1875. Edward Foster West was 
l)orn Dec. 22. 1846. To them were born six children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Ida A. West, born March 1, 1877. Robert Lee West, born 
.June 22, 1878. Earl J. West, born Oct. 30, 1879. Maggie F. West, born April 
6, 1881. :\lary A. West, born Dec. 4. 1882. James E. West, born June ]!, 

5th S. G. Ida A. West married James R. Malloy, 1905. 

5th S. G. Earl J. West married Miss Annie Lisle in 1903. To them the 
following children have been born : 

6th S. G. Edward West and Carl West. 

5th S. G. ^Maggie F. West married C. M. Courtney in 1899. To them 
was liorn three children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Nellie Courtney, Floyd Courtney, Herbert Courtney. 

5th S. G. IMary A. West married Albert Dudley in 1904. To them has 
been born the following children : 

6th S. G. Hazel Claire Dudley, Harry Herman Dudley. 

Edward West and his entire family live at Shamrock, Texas. He is a 
farmer by occupation. 

4th S. G. John B. M. Sawyers, fourth child of James C. H. Sawyers, 
was born at Blain's Cross Roads, Knox County, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1850, and 
married Lucy M. Bond in Reevesville, Grayson County, Texas, Nov. 15, 1877. 
Lucy M. Bond was born near Princeton, Ky., June 25, 1860. This family 
resides at Gainesville, Texas. To them was born the following children, 
to wit : 

5th S. 6. Theta V- Sawyers, born Oct. 9, 1878 ; died Nov. 20, 1879. 

James M. Sawyers, bom Feb. 16, 1880, near Gainesville, Texas. 

Sidney J. Sawyers, born Jan. 15, 1882, near Gainesville, Texas; died 

Naomi Sawyers, born Nov. 1, 1887, near Gainesville, Texas. 

La Una Sawyers, born Nov. 26, 1890. 

Myrtle Irene Sawyers, born March 6, 1892. 

Wayne W. Sawyers, born June 27, 1902. 

5th S. G. James M. Sawyers married Pearl Reader, in Knox City, 
Knox County, Texas, Dec. 8, 1910. 

5th S. G. Naomi Sawyers was married to Brien W. Bonner, in Gaines- 
ville, Texas, June 29, 1911." 


Miss liH I'na Sawyers pradnatpfJ from the Gainesville High School on 
Mav 20, litlO. 

" 4th S. G. Mary Jane Sawyers. Iifth eliild of James Claiborm- H. Saw- 
yers, married Ileriiian Thoma, in 1878. Pottshoro, Texas, where they live. 
Herman Thnnia was horn in Germany, in 1846. To this nnion was horn the 
followiiij; chihli-cn : 

5th S. G. .\(la ('. Thoma. horn 1879. .Married a ^Fr. Deaver in 1903 and 
livis at Hoyce. .Montana. Clara B. Thoma. born in 1881 at Pottsboro, Texas. 
Beulah V. Thoma. born in 188.'i at Pottsboro. Texas: married in 1904 to a 
Mr. Orissoni. Mal>el M. Thoma. born in 1«S6. at Pottsboro. Texas. 

Hcnlali V. f!i-issiim has Ihrcc diildi'i'ii. to wit: 

6th S. 6. Karl, Viola and Fern. 

Hi-rman Thoma came to the United States from Germany in 1867 and 
livetl in Indiana until 1869, when he moved to Grayson County, Texas, where 
he has lived ever since. Was enjraijed in the nursery business for several 
years, then was Postmaster at ^Martin Spi-ingrs. Texas, for eighteen years. 
At pre.sent, is engasrrd in the mercantile business. 

4th S. G. Rachel F. Sawyers, .sixth child of James Claiborne H. Saw- 
.vrrs. mariii'd 1*. W. Ki-ey. 'flic following children have been born: 

5th S. G. Lillie M". Blomey. born Sept. 12, 1878: resides in Oklahoma. 
William II. Krey, born Oct. 15, 1880; resides in Oklahoma. Thnmcis Kre.v, 
liorn March 2r.."l88:{; died Dec. 4. 1898: buried in Oklahoma. Tsabell Aii- 
drews, born Die. 22. ISS.",, Oklahoma. Florence Glass, born July 23, 1888: 
resides in New :Mexico. .Myrtle Krey. born Fell. 1. 1891; died Dee. 1. 1898: 
buried in Oklahoma. Kdity Krey. liorn Jan. 6. 1894. Oklalioina. Richard 
B. Krey, born Oct. f). 1898, "Oklahoma. 

P. W. Krey and family have lived in Oklahoma since ^lay 8. 1882. Mr. 
Krey is a farmer and stock raiser. 

4th S. G. Tliomas A. Sawyers, nintli child of James Claiborne TI. Saw- 
yers, born May 1. 1861: married Feb.. 1890. to Lizzie Rickets, born 18.">8: 
dead and bui-ied in Oklahoma. To this union was born one child, to wit: 

5th S. G. Beulah Sawyer.s. born Dec. 12, 1890. 

Thoiiris A. Saw,vei's married as his second wife Minnie lioughmiller. 
''orn Dec. 17, 1867; married Dec. 27, 1S92. To this union was born four 
children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Jessie Sawyers, liorn .Marcli 29. 1S94. James Sawyers, born 
Sept. 11. lS<t,"). Edgar Sawyers, born M:iv 1.3. 1S!IS. Rob Sawvers horn 
March 10. 1903. 

Thomas A. Sawyers is a farmer and stock raiser, and lives at Lela. 
Texas. Tie is a member of the Missionar.v Baptist Church. 

4th S. G. Samuel F. Sawyers, eleventh child of James Claiborne H. 
Sawyers, was married Aug. 20, 1893. to Mintie Corra Taylor, who was born 
Dec. 7. 1875. They reside in licla. Texas. To this union was born the fol- 
lowing children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Edna Viola, born July 6. 1894. Ciiarles Herman, born April 
3. 1896. Stella Daisy, born June 16. 1898. John Franklin, born Dee '>} 
I'KIO. Delia May. born Nov. 11. 1904. 

Samuel F. Sawyers is a successf\il farmer. 

4th S. G. Ethn A. Sawyers, twelfth child of Jaimes Claiborne II. Saw- 
yers, married William A. Rccd, in 1898, in Denton County, Texas. Thev 
re.«i(le at Sanger. Texas. To tlicm was born one child. 

5th S. G. Hdgar Reed, born Dec. 18, 1901. 

When the Civil War between the St.ites broki- out in 1861, James C. 11. 
Sawyers his lot with the South and served in the Confederate Army 
under Colonel Carter and General Vaughn, both of East Tennessee. He 
surrendered with his command at the close of the war in South Carolina. 
in 1865, according to the terms of peace, which was an honorable iiarole 


under which they wei'e to return to their homes and be protected as United 
States citizens. He complied faithfully with his parole and lived as an 
honorable citizen of his country. He was present when General Vaughn 
gave his last words of advice to his men and delivered his farewell address 
1o his command, which was a pathetic one and will be ever remembered, for 
lie was loved and respected as a eonnmander. 

James C. H. Sawyers, at the close of the Civil War in 1865, moved from 
Knox County, Tennessee, to Middle Tennessee, near Murfreesboro. His wife 
died Feb. 1, 1869, and is biiried in the iMurfreesboro Cemetei-y. In 1870 he, 
with his family, moved from Rutherford County. Tennessee, to Franklin 
County, Tennessee, and lived there until Dec, 1873, when he and his family 
moved to Grayson County, Texas. He lived there until his deatli, Jan. 6, 
1875, and was buried in the old Pioneer Reeves Cemetery, Grayson County, 
Texas. He married Alzira Crawford, a daughter of Andrew Crawford, of 
Knox County, Tennessee. Early in life he became a member of old Wash- 
ington Church, and in course of timie became a Ruling Polder. After his 
removal to iliddle Tennessee, he assisted in establishing the Presbyterian 
Church at Decherd. Tcnn., in which clnirch he was a Ruling Elder. 


John G. England, oldest son of 
Susan B. England. 

Rachel Sawyers Hannah, oldest daugh- 
ter of Susan B. England. 

3rd S. G. Susan B. Sawyers, eighth child of John Sawyers, Jr., born 
Aug. 1, 1825; died March 3, 1877; buried Dennison, Texas: married William 
England, born 1824; died Nov. 19, 1878; buried Goshen Church, Winchester, 
Tenn., married Oct. 26, 1848. To this union was born eight children, to wit : 

4th S. G. Rachel N. England, born Aug. 26, 1849. John G. England, 
born Feb. 19, 1851, lives at Minco, Okla. Mary C. England, born June 4, 
1853; died 1858; buried Washington Church, Tenn. Ellen M. England, born 
Oct. 7, 1855; dead. Joseph S. England, born Feb. 20, 1857, address, Loton, 
Cal. R. L. England, born Dee. 26, 1859 ; dead. Susan A. England, born Jan. 
30, 1861, lives Anadarko, Okla. William 0. England, born July 5, 1864, ad- 
idress Athens, Texas. 


4th S. G. Rac-liel N. England, first child of Susan B. Sawyers, married 
June 21. 1870, to John (i. Hannah, lives at Winchester, Tenn. To this union 
was born six children, to wit : 

5th S. G. Heulah ('. Hannah, born .lune 25, 1871. John G. Hannah, Jr., 
born April 18, 187:3. Flora E. Hannah, born Aug. 31, 1874. Lou A. Han- 
nah, born Nov. 21, 187.'). Nebbie J. Hannah, born Dec. 17, 1877. Lyle E. 
Hannah, born Aug. 17, 1879. 

5th S. G. Bculah C. Hannah married H. II. ^McClure, Feb. 9, 1908, Uves 
at Decherd, Tenn. 

5th S. G. John G. Hannah, Jr., married Ida Baugh, May 21, 1895, lives 
Muskogee Okla. To this union four children have been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Clyda R. Hannah, born April 13, 1896. Mary Beulah Haoi- 
nah. born March "24. 1899. John L. Hannah, born July 28, 1903. Joe E. 
Hannah, born June 13, 1909. 

5th S. G. Flora E. Hannah married James Caldwell, Feb. 7, 1897, lives 
at Winchester, Tenn. To them has been born one son, to wit : 

6th S. G. James I. Caldwell, born April 25, 1898. 

5th S. G. liou A. Hannah married Thomas M. Yates, Dec. 6, 1900, lives 
at Winchester, Tenn. To this union .six children have been born, to wit: 

6t.h S. G. Flovd O. Yates, born Sept. 18, 1902. Tommie Lois Yates, 
liorn Sept. 18. 1904." :\Iyra Lou Yates, born Oct. .8, 1906. Raymond G. Yates, 
boi'n June 18. 1908. Blovd England Yates, born Oct. 18. 1910. Frederick 
Madison Yates, born :Marc"h 10, 1913. 

5th S. G. Nebbie J. Hannah mari-ied Charles N. Brandon, Aug. 17, 
1902, lives at Wicnhester, Tenn. Four children born, to wit : 

6th S. G. Lorena Brandon, born July 23, 1903. Albert Brandon, born 
Mav 30, 1905. Willie Wade Brandon, liorn June 28, 1909. Beulah May 
Brandon, born Nov. 30, 1911 ; died Nov. 4, 1912. 

5th S. G. Lyle E. Hannah married Eninui Kurt. Oct. 24, 1901, lives at 
Winchester, Tenn, To this union five children have been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Hazel Kurt Hannah, born Nov. 22, 1902. Alverene R. Han- 
nah, born Julv 26, 1904. Louise Hannali, born June 9, 1906. Lyle Mal- 
come Hannah, 'born June 24, 1909. Fnnda Morell, born April 24, 1911. 

John G. Hannah was a Confederate soldier. (See iMilitary part of this 

4th S. G. John G. England, second child of Susan B. Sawyers, married 
Cynthia Gillaspie, Oct. 3. 1871. Cynthia Gillaspie England died in 1895 at 
Minco, Okla. To this luiion was born the following children: 

5th S. G. Annie England, born 1874. Lula England, dead. Eddie 
Kiigland. (lead. Roy England, born 1885. Charley England, born 1888. 
Mamie and Minnie England, twins, born 1891. 

5th S. G. Annie England married William W. I'lum and lives at Ana- 
(larko, 01<l;i. To this union one child has been b(n'n, to wit : 

6th S. G. Charles rium, born in 1906. 

5th S. G. Roy England married Miss liertha Lacy in 1905. No chil- 
dien. They live at Anadai'ko, Okla. 

5th S. G. Charley England married in 1!I09 to Miss Willie Turner of 
Winchester, Tenn. Lives at Anadarko, Okla. 

5th S. O. Mamje England married Carl t^uinn, of Wichita, Texas. 

John G. England married the second time in 1897 to Mrs. Tucker of 
El Reno, Okla. He is farming at Minco, Okla., where he and his wife reside. 

4th S. G. William 0. England married Miss Nellie England, Dec. 22, 
1889. Nellie England was born March 31, 1873. To this union five chil- 
dren were born, to wit: 


6th S. G. Willie England, born Dec. 1, 189] . Clem England, born Jan. 
13, 1894. Charlie England, born Jan. 13, 1896. Lewis England, born Aug. 
25, 1901. Joyce Enghind, born Feb. 29, 1904. William 0. England and 
family live in Athens, Texas. 

4th S. G. Joseph Scott England is the fifth child of William and Susan 
England, but little is known of his history. It seems that he married about 
1878 or 1879, and to this union has been born three children. He lives in 
I\Iexico, but lii.s relatives in Tennessee and elsewhere seem to have lost sight 
of him. 

William England, at the time of his marriage to Susan B. Sawders, lived 
at Newmarket, Tenn., was a tanner and owned and operated a large tan- 
neiy. He and his family lived af Newmarket up till the death of John 
Sawyers, Jr., in 1851. He moved to Knox County, Tenn., about 1852, and 
lived on a part of the John Sawyers estate until the close of the Civil War. 
He left Knox County, Oct. 3, 1865, going to Jlm-freesboro, Tenn., then to 
Winchester, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1870; lived there until Dec. 3, 1873, and went to 
Dennison, Texas. He died Nov. 19, 1878, while on a visit to Winchester, 
Tenn. William England and wife were members of the old Washington 
Church as long as they lived in Knox County, Tenn. He was born in Sevier 
County, Tenn. At the age of twelve years he went to Newmarket as an 
apprentice with Mr. William Dick, who operated a tan yard. Afterwards, 
he became a successful tanner. 


John Henderson Sawyers. 

Martha J. McKinney Sawyers. 

3rd S. G. John Henderson Sawyers, ninth child of John Sawyers, Jr., 
was born Sept. 7, 1827; died Sept. 25, 1874. He married Martha Jane Mc- 
Kinney, born Dec. 4, 1837; died May 1, 1891. She was a daughter of Daniel 
and Hannah West McKinney. John H. Sawyers and Martha Jane McKinney 
were married June 26, 1855. To this union six sons were born, two dying 
in infancy : 


4th S. G. Rev. Samuel Buford Sawyers, born Jan. 16, 1859. "William 
L. Sawyers, liorn Jan. 5, 1862. John Marshal Sawyers, born Sept. 9, 1868. 
Rev. C;us M. Sawyers, born Dee. 20, 1871. 

4th S. G. Samuel B. Sawyers, first son of John H. Sawyers, married 
Mis.s M. A. French, May 19, 1881. To this union was born five children, two 
dyinp in infancy: 

5th S. G. Lonnie Buford Sawyers (Rev.), born Nov. 6, 1883. Was 
married Dec 23, 1909. to I\Iiss Let ha King. Linnie May Sawyers, born April 
28, 1887. Married to Clifford Anthony, Oct. 21, 1908. Sarah Beulah Saw- 
yers, born Jan. 4, 1890. Married to T. B. Granger, Nov. 18, 1908. To them 
was born one son, to wit : 

6th S. G. T. B. Granger. Jr., boru July 21, 1909. 

4th S. G. W. L. Sawyers, son of Joliu II. Sawyers, married Mattie Leo 
Lindsay, Feb. 1, 1891. Resides at El Paso, Texas. To this union five chil- 
dren were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Hugh Sawyers, born Jan. 19, 1892. Howard Sawyers, born 
June 27, 1893. Nettie Sawyers, born June 8, 1895. Earl Sawyers, born Nov. 
20, 1896. Mohtt Sawyers, horn Dec. 28, 1902. 

4th S. G. John M. Sawyers, third sou of John H. Sawyers, married Mol- 
lic E. Kenucmur, in Navarro County, Texas, iu ISSS. Mollie E. Kennemiir 
died ^lay 25. 1902. To this \miou five children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Addie Sawyers, born Jan. 26, 1890. Florence May Sawyers, 
born :\iay 12, 1892. James :\Iarshall Sawyers, born, June 22, 189-1. Minnie 
Jane Sawyers, born Nov. 27, 1896. Luthei' Burl Sawyers, born April 20, 

John M. Sawyers is a tarini'r. owning his farm in the country and a 
home in Elgin. Okla. 

4th S. G. Gustavus McKiniuy Sawyer.s, fourth son of John Henderson 
Sawyers, was married to ]\liss Sarah .lane French. To this imion one child 
was horn, to wit: 

5th S. G. Goldy Sawyers, hoi^n and died IMay 20, 1905. 

Gustavus McKinney Sawyers. 

Those who knew him from childhood said he was one of the best men 
they ever knew. But little is known of his life, by the compilor. He was a 
Methodist minister of the Southern I\Ietbodist Church. TIow long he was in 
tlie ministry is not known by Ihi' eom|)ilor, but ho was evidently a very de- 
vout Cinistian man. His death was a very sad one. AYhile attending his 
wife in her last illness, he himself died of heart failure, March 21, 1913. His 
beloved and aft'ectionate wife died April 10, 1913. They are buried side by 
^i(h■ at Hubbard City, Texas. 

John Henderson Sawyers. 

John nenderson Sawyers was born Se|)t. 7, 1827, in Knox County, Teuu. 
He graduate.) frnm !\Iaryville College in 1851 Avith the degree of M. A., 
delivering the valedictory address to Iuk class. He was licensed to practice 
law at the December session of County (^ourt, 1854, iu Knoxville, Tenn. He 
was nuirried to Martha .lane McKinney. June 26, 1855. To this union was 
horn six hoys, two dying in infancy. He died Sept. 25, 1874, in the triumphs 
<if tlie ilnly (Mn-istian religion, crossing the river of death shouting the praises 
of liis God. He was an Ghl School I'resbyt "rian. "Was buried in the Reeves 
Cemetery, Grayson County. Texas, ueai' I'ittsboro. His wife died 'Slay 1, 
1891, and is buried in Navarro County, Texas, in the Raleigh Cemetery. 


Saanuel Buford Sawyers. 

Samuel Buford Sawyers, sou cf John Heudersou Sawyers, was lioru 
in Knox County, Tenn., Jan. 16, 1859. For several years he taught school 
and read law. Pie was licensed to preach in the ^Methodist Episcopal Church. 
South, June 1, 1889. Was ordained a Deacon, Nov. 19, 1893 : ordained an 
Elder, Nov. 17, 1895. Plas been a member of the Northwest Con- 
ference for nineteen years, and Axulitor of the Conference for eight years. 
He was married to Miss M. A. French. ^lay 19. 1881. To this union five chil- 
dren were born, two dying in infancy. 

Lonnie Buford Sawyers. 

Lonnie Buford Sawyers, son of Samuel Buford Sawyers, was born in 
Navarro County, Texas. Nov. 6. 1'883. He wa.s licensed to preach in the 
^lethodist Episcopal Church, So\ith, June 20, 1902. Graduated from the 
Southwestern University, at Georgetown, with the degree of A. B., i\Iay 26, 
1908. Joined the Northwest Texas Conference, and was ordained Deacon by 
Bishop E. E. Boss, Nov. 19, 1905. Two years after was elected Elder. He 
is now a member of the Oklahoma Conference and Professor in Hargrove 
College. He was married Dec. 23. 1909, to ^Miss Letha King. 

William L. SaAvyers. 

Born January 5, 1862. IMoved with father and family to Grayson County, 
Texas, on the line of the Indian country, in 1873. Went from there to Silver 
City, Indian Territory, which was an Indian trading post composed of on" 
store and one residence, which was located near the Camonche Indian Agency, 
which was 135 miles from a railroad. 

There I went in the employ of the government as mail carrier on a star 
mail route from Silver City to the Cheyenne (pronounced Shyann) Indian 
Agency, where I made a horse back ride of 50 miles each day and not a 
single house on the route. 

The only people I would ever see was roaming bands of Blanket Indians. 

From this I took a position in the Indian traders' store of Smith & John- 
son, which I held for several years until the railroads began to build through 
the country in 1886, when I went into business for myself at Purcell, Indian 
Territory, and later went to Chickasha, Indian Territory, and embarked in 
the banking business as cashier of The Citizens Bank ; also served on the 
Board of Directors until moving to El Paso, Texas, in 1907. 

Am a stockholder in the American National Bank, and also in The Union 
Bank & Trust Co., of El Paso. Own ranches in the Rio Grande Valley, where 
I spend a great deal of my time. 

All belong to the Christian Church, except Molett. Been a member of 
the I. 0. 0. F. for over twenty years. Over fifty years of age and never 
cast a vote for President. I lived imder Federal Rule in the Indian Territory 
and could not vote. Politically, I am a Republican. 







Noblesville, Indiana: 
December, 1903. 


Believing that a family history is of priceless value, I have decided to 
give in these few pages the results of my knowledge and research of the 
records of my ancestors, of my parents, and to pay my tribute of love to 
their memory. I hope that representatives of later generations may take up 
the story of the Craig-IIouston families and continue the record so that future 
generations may know tlie stock from which they sprang, and the worth of 
their ancestors in the world. 

Pride in the family tree is commendable, and family records should be 
considered as sacred. The virtues of my ancestors are many, and worthy of 
imitation of all their descendants. IMy parents were faithful, sincere, honest 
Christians. In my father's life there was an earnestness in his devotion and 
a sincerity in his piety that grew brighter with the passing years. There 
was a gentleness and sweetness in my mother's love that hallow and make 
precious her memorv. To their memorv are these pages dedicated. 

THE AUTHOR, William H. Craig. 


I feel like doffing my hat to the pioneers whenever and wherever I sec 
them. To them we are indebted in a large measiu-e for the happy families 
and the prosperous States that now bless the country of ours. It was their 
self-sacrificing efforts, and tlieir patience and labor, that made the wilderness 
])lossom like the rose. To their courage and daring spirit is due the building 
of proud and prosjxTous States wliei-e once tlie buffalo roamed and the Indian 
ruled and held liigli carnival. We of this generation cannot show too much 
reverence and respect to the pioneers who did so much for our Christian 
civilization inider so many and trying hardships. My own ancestors, earliest 
setth'rs of East Tennessee, arc entitled to our admiration and love. Their ex- 
periences were most thrilling. They were endangered by Indians and wild 
beasts from witliout, and from disease within. We cajinot now realize that 
Ihey plowed tlieir lirids with sentinels on guard. Amidst the loneliness of 
the forest and the solitude of the plain, they struggled on and on, and no 
soldiers of fortune or war ever showed greater faith and courage than th" 
pioneers of East Tennessee. They were enamored of civil and religious 
liberty, and from the very mountain air imbibed the spirit of broadest lib- 
erty. These i)ioneers have long since passed away, but their works and in- 
fluences live on to bless and ennoble humanity. In their aims and purposes 


and by their sacrifices, they have left a lasting impression upon the char- 
acter of the institutions they have created and established. Kigid economy 
and untiring industry was the rule among the red hills and mountains of 
East Tennessee. There were no pianos, but the spinning wheel furnished the 
music. Amidst such surroundings were my parents and their ancestors born 
and reared. During a recent visit among these historic places there were 
aroused within me the most tender and affectionate regard for the old land- 
marks. There I saw the old log cabin where my father was born in 1814; the 
spring from which he often quenched liis thirst and of which my wife. Cousin 
Will Harris and myself partook of our noonday lunch under a tree that 
probably shaded the little f'raig boys nearly a liundred years ago ; the old 
Washington Church, founded over a hundred years ago ; the log cabin where 
my mother was born in 1818; the creek where "Sam" (General) Houston 
learned to swim, and the hills over which he wildly roamed ; the house in 
Maryville where all my brothers and sisters were born ; Maryville College on 
the Hill, the pride of Tennessee and the place of my father's twenty years of 
patient, arduous labor. All these scenes caused feelings of reverence to 
spring up in my breast and a desire to make a record of the salient points 
in this important family history. 


Records of the Craig family are very meagre, and all that I can give in 
this sketch is from inscriptions upon monuments, from data found in old 
Bibles, and from testimony of living witnesses who have carried down from 
generation to generation the story of their ancestors. 

From the best evidence obtainable, it is known that the Craigs and Saw- 
yers came to East Tennessee, attracted by the rich valleys and the beautiful 
mountains in that section. They were of Scotch-Irish descent, and were 
faithful and devout supporters of the doctrines and policies of the Presby- 
terian Church. During the Revolutionary War, they were loyal patriots and 
distinguished themselves in that great contest. My great-grandfather, John 
Sawyers, was a Captain under Colonel Shelby at the battle of King's Moun- 
tain, Oct. 7th, 1780. When ready to start to King's Mountain these back- 
woodsmen and Indian fighters (it is told) assembled in a grove at Watauga, 
and leaning on their rifles, listened in silence to a stern Presbyterian preacher, 
who blessed them and then called upon them to do battle and smite the foe 
with the sword of the Lord and Gideon. The story of how these pioneer pa- 
triots acquitted themselves at the battle of King's Mountain is told with 
pride by Tennesseans to this day. Captain Sawyers afterwards became a 
Colonel' and a great hero, and was beloved and respected by all who knew 
him, and wielded a great influence among his fellows. The silver buckles that 
he wore as Colonel were cut up and given to his descendants as souvenirs. 
The Craig and Sawyers families settled about 18 miles north of Knoxville 
and were among the founders and supporters of Washington Church, which 
celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1902. In the graveyard nearby are many 
monuments marking the last resting place of the heroes who wrought mightily 
for God and country in pioneer days. Around these old land marks cluster 
the most tender and hallowed memories. 

A visit to Washington Church and the graveyard where markers told the 
story of many of my ancestors, and then to the cabin where my father was 
born nearly a hundred years ago, was among the most interesting experiences 
of my life". Here, amidst these wild and picturesque scenes our forefathers 
lived and loved, wooed and won the maidens of their choice. Simple and 
frugal in their habits, with no luxuries and but few of the necessities of 
life, they exemplified in a marked manner the rule of plain living and high 



2nd S. G. Nancy Sawyers, sixth child of Col. John Sawyers, married 
Samupl Craig, May 12. 1808. Samuel Craig was born June 27. 1781 ; died July 
1, 1839. And here begins the story of the Craig family, of which the writer 
is a member. Their children were as follows: 

3rd S. G. 1. James A. Craig, born May 14, 1809 ; died Oct. 14, 1830. 

2. William C. Craig, born May 31, 1811 ; died July 25. 1849. 

3. John S. Craig, born Jan. 30, 1814; died April 4, 1893. 

4. Rachel Craig, born May 11. 1817; died Aug. 30, 1827. 

5. Robert S. Craig, born Jan. 7. 1821 ; died Sept. 24, 1847. 

6. IMartha C. Craig, born Jan. 7, 1828 ; died Aug. 6, 1849. 

7. Rebecca A. Craig, born July 2, 1830; died Nov. 16, 1892. 

Samuel Craig and five children moved to Lebanon, Ind., about 1836. He 
died July 1, 1839, and is buried by the side of his wife and children in the old 
cemetery at Lebanon, Ind. John S. Craig was left behind and lived with his 
aunt, Rebecca Sawyers Meek, until after his graduation from Maryville 


John S. Craig married Sydney Neil Houston, May 13, 1841, and the iinion 
was a happy one. They were devout, earnest Christians, and lived faithful 
and exemplary lives. They believed that it was the chief end of man to 
glorify God. They took the Bible as their rule and guide of life. No higher 
tribute to their characters would they ask, if they were living, than that they 
were God-fearing, honest Christians. Sometimes we thought their discipline 
strict and severe, but as the years have rolled away and we have lost their 
wise counsel and watchful care, we are constrained to acknowledge that they 
were guided by the purest intentions and deepest love, and that those who 
follow their precepts and example will live noble and upright lives. 

John S. Craig was born twelve miles north of Knoxville in a log cabin. 
His early education was such only as the meagre opportunities of that day 
afforded. He entered Maryville Seminary, in December, 1832, and graduated 
some four years after. Many stories are still rife in Mai-yville about his 
advent and in college. He came from the backwoods clothed in the 
plainest of homespun. He appeared to be strong neither physically nor men- 
tally. It is said that the teachers discouraged him from entering college, 
fearing that he would be a failure, and the students made fun of him on 
account of his appearance. Rut the day of reckoning was soon at hand. The 
boy in homespun with the florid face and yellow hair soon led his classes and 
was recognized by all for his keen intellect and untiring industry. It is 
said that on one occasion, desiring to make up some special work, that he 
took a cake of corn-pone and a ]>itcher of water and locked himself up in a 
room until he had mastered the subject at hand and was able to pass the 
.•xamination. He was licensed to preach Jariuary 1, 1840, and ordained in 


April, 1841. He was elected Professor of Languages in Maryville College, 
Sept. 30, 1840, after acting as tutor for some time, and continued in that 
capacity until the college was closed up on account of the Civil War in April 
1861. When that fierce struggle came on and the liberty of man and the 
union of the States was at issue, there were no two sides to the question with 
him. He espoused the cause of the Union and was .so outspoken in his loyalty 
to the Union that the Rebels threatened his life. Thej^ made it so warm for 
him that he was compelled to become a refugee, and in September, 1861, he, 
with h's family, left his native State and the home he loved so well, and 
moved to Indiana. He first located at L( banon. Ind., where his parents had 
located some twentj' years earlier. In March, 1862, he moved to Anderson, 
Ind., and for six years filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church of that 
place. In June, 1868, he was called to the Presbyterian Church at Nobles- 
ville, Ind.. and for seventeen years filled that pulpit. On March 5, 1885, at a 
meeting of the congregation of the Presbyterian Church, my father offered 
his resignation as pastor. The following resolution was passed : 

"Resolved, That we tender to Rev. J. S. Craig our sincere and grateful 
thanks for the self-sacrifices, fidelity and ability with which he has served 
this church as its pastor." 

After his resignation (1885) my father had no regular charge, but 
preached at different places in the Muncie Presbytery at different times 
until his death, April 4, 1893. It was a great trial for him to put off the 
harness and quit work. He remarked on once occasion that a pulpit sweat 
was healthy, and his pulpit work seemed to give new energy and new life to 
him. For many years before his death he was called the "Nestor" of the 
Muncie Presbytery, and to him was referred all questions of doctrine and 
church government. He believed in the Calvinistic doctrines and preached 
them straight from the shoulder. He was a logical thinker and a profound 
scholar, but not what is called a popular preacher, for he called black, black, 
and white, white, and denounced sin in all its forms in severest terms. 

The following estimates of his character are worthy of a place in this 
sketch : 

Captain W. H. Henry of Maryville. in an address at the last (1903) Com- 
mencement, said : 

"Professor Craig, who taught in the College longer than any other man, 
excepting Dr. Anderson, was a man of great strength of mind, a rare scholar 
and a minister of great power in the pulpit when aroused. Although of 
rough exterior, he was respected and beloved by his students. So complete 
was his mastery of the college curriculum that he often heard recitations in 
(xreek. Latin and mathematics without the use of a text book. He was an 
avowed abolitionist during all the years of his professorship, always boldly 
and publicly declaring his convictions upon that much mooted question. He, 
with his family, passed the Confederate lines for the State of Indiana in 1861. 
The Confederate authorities, it is said, granted him a pass, at that particular 
time, to prevent him being mobbed by the soldiery of the country." 

Rev. W. H. Lyle, a pupil of Dr. Craig, paid this high tribute to him : 

"Rev. John Sawyers Craig was brilliant as a student in college. He was 
profound and able as a teacher, a thorough master of all that he taught. He 
was a profound thinker and went to the bottom of every subject he ever 
undertook to investigate. Although stern and inflexible, yet he was approach- 
able and loved to tell an anecdote and pass a joke. In politice before the War 
he was an earnest Democrat, but an intense hater of slavery and a great lover 
of freedom. When the conflict of arms came in 1861 he was the fast and 


unflinching friend of the Union cause. As a preacher he spoke extemporane 
ously, yet not without preparation. When thoroughly aroused he was power- 
ful, at" times trulv eloquent, and could hold an assembly spell-bound. He 
had the martyr spirit, and the courage of his convictions. He stood like a 
rock in defense of what he conceived to be right. With him it was a small 
matter whether the crowd was with him— the grea.t question was whether it 
was right. ' ' 

President Samuel T. Wilson, of IMaryville College, in a recent letter to 
me, says: 

"Doctor Craig was one of the strongest men ever connected with the 
institution. For thirty years past I have heard the older people of our country 
and section tell their'tales of the acuteness and depth of your father's char- 
acter. In 1888, I had a letter from him in which he expressed this sentiment : 
Let Maryville ever remain, as of old, 'The Poor Man's College.' 

"The impress of vour father's character is felt in the college and in this 
sf^ction. His work still follows him. We are proud of his ability and services 
and are glad to honor his memory." 

Elder John Thom, of the Noblesville Presbyterian Church, says : 

"His theology was distinctively evangelical, and he gloried in what the 
world calls Calva'nism, which to him was the revealed mind of God and un- 
changeable for time and eternity. Theology in his view was the science of 
sciences, in which his mind loved to dwell continually and obtained its pro- 
foundest delight in fathoming into the deep things of God. 

"I do not recall in my ministry a more princely burial than was given 
Dr. Craig from the church in which he labored nearly twenty years. Every 
available space was occupied by the pressing multitude, while a great number 
could not be admitted. All walks in the life of the community were repre- 
sented in the men and women and youths who had assembled in mournful 
honor of the familiar and venerable minister who had entered his heavenly 
reward, and in the pulpit were the local ministers and a number of his breth- 
ren from Muncie Presbytery, who spoke in high praise of his life and work. 
The (lay in April was beauliful. even the elements seeming to conspire in 
rendering this silent anthem while the remains were borne to the crest of the 
hill to the tomb." 

Sometime in the seventies my father was given the degree of Doctor of 
Divinity by his alma mater. He thoroughly believed in the missionary cause 
and was a lil)eral giver to all the Boards of the ehiu'ch. In his last bequest 
he gave $l,fiOO to the different Boards — money he had saved by the strictest 
economy and the most arduous labor. 

My mother, Sydney Neil Houston, was the youngest of fourteen children 
of Major .lames Houston. Five of her sisters married preachers. She was a 
noble woman, of tender affection, .sweet disposition and wonderful patience. 
Like the writer, she was afflicted with deafness, but submitted without mur- 
muring to the trials and inconveniences that it brought upon her. In her 
early life she showed much artistic ability, and pictures now in the possession 
of her relatives, jiainted by lier more tlian lialf a century ago, are prized very 
Inghly. She was passionately fond of her lumie and family, ajid to them she 
gave her love and life work. To her nnuw and memory \v(> offer the tribute 
of our heart's affection. 

To John S. and S. N. Craig were born the following children: 


4th S. G. 1. James Houston Craig, born May 7, 1842 ; died Oct. 15, 1842. 

2. Mary Caroline Craig, born Nov. 20. 1843. 

3. Nancy Elizabeth Craig, horn Jan. 20, 1846; died April 10, 1894. 

4. Samnel Hanson Cox Craig, luji'n July 1, 1848. 

5. Malinda Hester Craig, horn :\Iarch 23, 1851 ; died Sept. 3, 1860. 

6. John Chalmers Craig, born July 27, 1854. 

7. "William Houston Craig, horn March 23, 1857. 

John S. Craig died April 4, 1893; Sydney Neil Craig died Jan. 1, 1892; 
both are buried in Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind. 

Mary C. Craig, unmarried, lived with her parents until their death, and 
was a great help and comfort to them in their old age. She still lives at 
Noblesville, and is active in church and charitable work. 

Elizabeth Craig married Thomas C. Fisher at Anderson, Ind., March 13, 
1866. She died April 10, 1894. She was a remarkable woman. Although 
being the mother of ten children, she always found time to do her full share 
of church and charitable work. Her death was peculiarly sad and unfortun- 
ate, as it left this large family of small children to the care of her bereaved 
husband. In his great sorrow and added responsibility, Thomas C. Fisher 
exhibited the patience and courage of a martyr. Thomas C. Fisher died in 
1910, at Anderson. Ind., where his family still resides. Their children were 
as follows : 

5th S. G. 1. Charles H. Fisher, born July 22, 1867 ; died Jan. 19, 1892. 

2. John Craig Fisher, born April 14, 1870. 

3. Chauncey B. Fisher, born Jan. 8, 1873. 

4. Houston S. Fisher, born June 7, 1875. 

5. Carrie B. Fisher, born May 11, 1878. 

6. George F. Fisher, born May 11, 1878; died Jan. 23. 1903. 

7. Thomas C. Fisher, Jr., born Nov. 1, 1880. 

8. Robert W. Fisher, born Nov. 24, 1883. 

9. Paul L. Fisher, born Jlay 15, 1887. 

10. Benjamin S. Fisher, born June 13, 1890. 

John Craig Fisher married IVIiss Grace D. Creed, Sept. 12, 1894. To this 
union was born one son, to wit : 

6th S. G. Elizabeth Creed Fisher, born Oct. 29, 1901. 

Carrie Belle Fisher was married to Rev. Paid R. Talbott, Nov. 8, 1899. 
To this union has been born one son, to wit: 

6th S. G. John E. Talbott, born Dec 29. 1900. 

They now reside in Hutchison, Kansas. 

George F. Fisher was married to Ruth B. Knight, May 22, 1902. 

Samuel H. C. Craig, eldest living son of John S. a.nd S. N. Craig, lives 
at Noblesville, and is a successful farmer and stock dealer. He was Treas- 
urer of Hamilton County during the yeai's of 1900 and 1901. He married 
Miss .lane Loehr, daughter of Daniel and Rachel Drake Lochr, Jaji. 9, 1876. 
Jane Loehr was born Jan. 30, 1855. To them was born the following children : 

5th S. G. 1. Harry Loehr Craig, born Feb. 12, 1877. 

2. John Daniel Craig, born Oct. 19, 1881. 

3. William Sydney Craig, born Jan. 7, 1884. 

Harry L. Craig married Frank Alice Davidson, daughter of Howard and 
Eliza Ridgeway Davidson, Feb. 14. 1900. 

John D. Craig married Margaret Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles V. Edwards, Nov. 12, 1903. 

John C. Craig began his bu.siness career as a grocery clerk. By industry 
and perseverance he soon became a partner of his employers and afterwards 
succeeded to the sole ownership of a very large and prosperous business. He 
was one of the few merchants that succeed. He retired from business a few 
years ago and is now devoting his time looking after his three farms. He, 
with his family, are living at Noblesville, Ind. He was married Nov. 10, 1882, 
to Miss Sallie Evans, daughter of Hon. James L. and Sarah Evans. His wife 
died Aug. 5, 1883. To them was born one daughter : 


5th S. G. Sallie Evans Craig, who is a graduate of the University of 

Indiana. ,.^. „ n . ^^ 

John C. Craig married again Oct. 10. 1889, to iliss Prudence Amett, 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Moses Arnett. of Hanover, Ind.. Scotch-Irish Pres- 
byterians of United Brethren faith. To them were born eight children, to wit: 
5th S. G. Mary Elizabetli Craig, born Die. 14, 1890. 

2. Chauncev Aiuett Craig, born Sept. 28, 1892. 

3. James Llavd Craig, born Nov. 6, 1894 ; died Aug. 28. 1906. 

4. Sydney PoHock Craig, born Oct. 28, 1896. 

5. Anna Prudence Craig, born Jlai-ch 13. 1901. 

6. Josephine Craig, born Dec. 15, 1902. 

7. Prudence Craig, born ]May 1, 1906. 

8. Constance Craig, born :May 1, 1906; died April 14, 1911. 

William Houston Craig, youngest child of John S. and S. N. Craig, was 
named for General Sam Houston, his gnat grandfather. When a boy he 
attended the public schools at Noblesville, Ind. With his brothers during the 
summer he helped their father in farming. Fatlier Craig believed that there 
was no exercise so good for the physical development of the boys during the 
summer vacation as that secured in tilling the soil. In 1876 he entered Han- 
over College and graduated with the degree of A. B. A few years ago his 
iilma mater conferred the degree of Master of Arts \ipon him. For two years 
after graduation he taught the grammar school at Noblesville. The two 
years following he studied law with Moss & Stephenson. A failure in his 
hearing compelled him to give up his law profession. In 1884 he went into the 
grocery and seed Itusiness and for twelve years puisued a very "strenuous'" 
life. Like his bi-other. John, he made a success of his business and retired in 
1896. In November. 1896. he entered the newspaper business and since that 
time has been the editor of the Daily and Semi-Weekly Ledger, the Repub- 
lican Organ of Hamilton County. He has taken an active part in politics, 
hut has had no desire to hold office. He has served as Director and Trustee 
in many corporations: Avas treasurer of the two leading Building and Loan 
Associations in Noblesville for ten years, and handled nearly a million dol- 
lars; was Trustee of the Noblesville School Board for six years, and was 
largely instrumental in securing the erection of the New High School build- 
ing; he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900 that 
nominated McKinley and Roosevelt. November 26. 1884, he was married to 
IMatilda Emma Hare, daughter of Wesley and ^lourning Tut Hare, his father. 
Dr. Craig, officiating. To them were born four children, two of whom died 
in infancy : 

5th S. G. Shirley Sydney Craig, born Dee. 12, 1886. 

2. Nellie l\larguerite Craig, born Feb. 6, 1889; died j\larch 20. 1889. 

3. Alma Craig, born Nov. 30. 1891 ; died Dec. 7, 1891. 

4. Houston Hare Craig, born Sept. 19. 1893. 

Shirley Sydney Craig is a graduate of Kollins College. Winter Park, Fla. 
She was married to Walter C. Essington, Dec, 1907. To this union was 
born one child : 

6th S. G. Elizabeth Essington, born and died in 190S. 



William Sawyers, third son of 
Col. John Sawyers. 

Elizabeth Cassady Sawyers, wife of 
William Sawyers. 

William Sawyers, seventh child and third son of John and Rebecca Saw- 
yers, was one of the substantial men and leaders, in church, society and state, 
of his day. In height he was six feet, weighed about 180 pounds, dark eyes 
and hair, and withal a commanding figure. 

He was known in his later days as "Squire Billy Sawyers," having 
served the county as Justice of the Peace somewhere between twenty and 
thirty years. Among his neighbors he was authority upon all matters of 
law, equity and justice. Many difficulties which would come up between 
neighbors, some of a serious nature, were often referred to him for settle- 
ment without a lawsuit. He was one of the substantial men of his day, in 
church and state ; level headed in all his deliberations. His life was above 
reproach. He enjoyed the full confidence of all his neighbors and friends: 
died at the ripe old age of eighty-six, and was buried beside his wife, who 
had preceded him but two years, in Washington Church cemetery. He was 
a soldier in the War of 1812. (See Military History). 

At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Cassady, in 1827, his father, 
Colonel Sawyers, located him on about one third of the one thousand acres 
of ground purchased in 1794, which he afterwards willed him. This farm 
is situated upon Big Flat Creek, and the old home now stands where the 
Washington Pike crosses the Creek, eighteen miles from Knoxville. A mill, 
early in the history of the Sawyers family, was erected where tlie pike 
crosses the Creek. This mill was in that day a noted mill throughout the 
surrounding country. The mill still stands and is now known as the "Mc- 
Bee Mill." 

2nd S. G. William Sawyers, seventh child and third son of John and 
Rebecca Sawyers, born May i8, 1791; died July 1, 1867; buried Washington 
Church. Married Feb. 26,"l827, to Elizabeth Cassady, born March 14, 1802; 
died Oct. 13, 1865 ; buried Washington Church. To this union was born 
seven children, to wit: 


3rd S. G. 1. Benjamin PVanklin Sawyers, born Nov. 26, 1828; died 
Sept. 2. is:f7: Imricil Wa.shington Church. 

2. Kebeeca Emaline Sawyers, born Feb. 24, 1831; died Oct. 20, 1907: 
buried Old Home. 

3. Rachel Susanna Sawyers, born Aug. 9, 1833; died April 24, 1899. 

4. I\rary Jane Sawyers, born Jan 16, 1836; died July 20, 1839; buried 
Washington (,'hurch. 

5 Martha Elizabeth Sawyers, born Aug. 8, 1838; died July 24, 1839: 
buried Washington Church. 

6. Margaret Ann Sawj'ers, born Aug. 5, 1840; died Jan. 28. 1845; bur- 
ied Washington Churcli. 

7. Nancy Ellen Sawyers, bom May 11. 1843. 


Daniel ]Meek McBee, born May 23, 1824, died September 9, 1902, married 
Rebecca Emaline Sawyers, daughter of William Sawyers. Daniel Meek 
McBee was a prosperous farmer, a good citizen and a kind neighbor. He 
owued, lived and died on the old Josiah Sawvers homestead. 



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Daniel Meek McBee and Wife. 

Kchcccji HiiiJiiinc Sawyers, seeoml iliiKl dt' William Sawvers, born Feb. 
24, 1831: (lied Oct. 20, 1!)07: buried Old Home. 

Daniel .Meek MeUee. horn May 23, 1824; died Sept. 9. 1902. 

Rebecca Sawyers and Daniel Meek McHee were married Aug. 22, 1851. 
To this union was born eleven children, to wit : 


4th S. G. 1. Margaret Ann MeBee, horn May 10, 1852; died March 1, 
1909; buried at home. 

2. William Sawyers McBee, born Jan. 13. 1854; died July 22, 1855; 
buried Washington Church. 

3. Samuel Shields McBee, born April 2, 1856. 

4. Lemuel MeBee, born Oct. 11. 1857; died Oct. 24, I860; buried Wash- 
ington Church. 

5. James Calloway MeBee, born Nov. 10, 1859; died July 30, 1861; 
buried Washington Church. 

6. Sarah Ellen McBee, born Dee. 9, 1862. 

7. Mary Elizabeth McBee. born Jan. 10, 1864. 

8. John Sawyers J\IcBee, bnrn Dec. 21, 1865. 

9. Alexander MeBee. born Jan. 7. 1868; died July 11, 1872; buried 
Washington Church. 

10. Daniel Meek McBee, Jr., born Jan. 25, 1871. 

11. Nancy Emaline McBee, born Feb. 2, 1873. 

4th S. G. Samuel Shields McBee. born April 2, 1856, married a Miss 
Saylor. Is a farmer and lives on Beaver Creek, Knox Countv. Tenn. 

4th S. G. Sarah Ellen McBee, born Dec. 9, 1862, married Dr. A. E. 
Foster, and lives at Blaiu, Tenn. To this iinion has been born two children, 
to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Edna McBee Foster, born 1892. 

2. Samuel Ray Foster, born 1895. 

Dr. A. E. Foster is a graduate of medicine from the University of Ten- 
nessee, and has a good practice at Blaine, where he lives. 

4th S. G. Mary Elizabeth McBee, born Jan. 10, 1864, owns and lives 
at the Josiah Sawyers old home, on the same spot where Col. John Sawyers 
built his original home and the old fort, where the old Emery Road crosses 
Big Flat Creek. 

4th S, G. John Sawyers MeBee married Lula E. Buckner, who was born 
May 22, 1870. They were married Jan. 10, 1901. To this union was bom four 
boys, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Carl Buckner McBee, born Oct. 26, 1901. 

2. John Ray IMcBee, born April 30, 1902. 

3. Floy Thomas McBee, born Sept. 24, 1905. 

4. Robin Sawyers McBee, born Aug. 8, 1909. 

John Sawyers McBee is a successful farmer, his farm being part of the 
old Josiah Sawyers farm. 

4th S. G. Daniel Meek McBee, Jr., married Ella L. Grubb, who was 
born Aug. 28, 1877. They were married August 4, 1897. To this union was 
born four children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Bessie Ann MeBee, born April 23, 1898. 

2. Daniel Meek McBee, Jr., born Sept. 13, 1900; died Nov. 22, 1900. 

3. James Samuel McBee, born Nov. 21, 1903. 

4. Ella Hazel McBee, born Nov. 15. 1905. 

Daniel Meek McBee, Jr., is also a successful farmer, his farm and home 
on the old Emery Road, near Corryton, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Nancy Emaline McBee married Dr. A. L. Foster, who was 
born Sept. 27, 1865. " They were married March 1, 1899. To this unoin has 
been born two daughters, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Mabel Emaline, born Feb. 9, 1901. 

2. Mary Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 1913. 

Dr. A. L. Foster is a graduate of medicine of the Columbia University, 
Washington, D. C. He lives at Corryton, where he enjoys a lucrative prac- 
tice, and is a leading member of the Baptist Church at Corryton. Dr. A. E. 
Foster, of Blain, is a brother of Dr. A. L. Foster, of Corryton. 



James McBee is one of our prosperous farmers and owns a large landed 
estate on the Ilolston River above Strawberry Plains. lie is yet alive, beinpr 
liver eighty-five years of iigi. 

James McBee. Rachel Sawyers McBee. 

3rd S. G. Haehel Susanna Sawyers, born Aug. 9. 1833: died April 24, 
1-899; buried Straw Plains. James I^IeBee. bom Feb. 14. 1827. Rachel Saw- 
yers and James ]\IeBee were married Aug. 16, ISf).'). by Rev. W. A. Harrison. 
D. D., then pastor of the First Presbyterian Cluireh at Knoxville, To this 
union was born two children, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Sarah E. McBee, born May 8. 1856. 

2. Snllie McBee. born Sept. 20. 1863. 

4th S. G. Sallie E. McBee married Alfred ('. Parrotl. March 21, 1878. 
To this >iiiion was born five children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. William Ed. Parrott, born Jan. 14. 1879. 

2. Marvie E. Parrolt, born March 9, 1880. 

3. Susan McBee Parrotl. born Oct. 22. 1882: died Nov. 23, 1897: buried 
Straw Plains. 

4. Sinthia :\I. Parrott, born June, 1884: died Aug.. 1885; buried at 
Straw Plains. 

5. Samuel M. Parrott, born July 5. 1885: died Feb. 5. 1896; buried at 
Straw Plains. 

4th. S. G. Snllie 1'-. McBee married Isaac E. Moore, who was born Nov. 
10. 1858. They were married Dec. 15. 1885. To this union was born four 
children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. James McBee Moore, born Jan. 16. 1887. 

2. Minnie Lee Moore, born May 27. lSlf_'. 

3. William E. Moore, born Aug. 18. 1.S94, 

4. Robert J. Moore, born June 9, 1896. 

Isaac L. Aloore is an attorney at law. and at present an A.ssistant U. S. 
Attorney General. 



Ganum Cox McBee. 

Nancy E. Sawyers McBee. 

3rd S. G. Nancy Ellen Sawyers, born May 11, 1843, married Ganum 
Cox McBee, who was born Sept. 12, 1840; died Jan. 7, 1902; buried family 
cemetery. They were married Oct. 10, 1865. To this union was born six 
children, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. William Sawyers McBee, born Sept. 9, 1866; died Sept. 
21, 1896. 

2. James Albert McBee, born Oct. 6, 1868. 

3. Robert Love McBee, born June 16, 1871. 

4. Sallie Bell McBee, born Nov. 22, 1883. 

5. Elizabeth Emaline McBee, born March 4, 1876. 

6. Ganum Cox McBee, Jr., born May 30, 1882. 

Ganum C. McBee. 

Ganum C. McBee, farmer and miller, was born in Knox County, Tenn., 
September 12, 1840. His parents were G. C. and Sarah Bell (Love) McBee. 
His father was born in Knox County, Tenn., May 19, 1799; died Nov. 20, 
1880. His mother was born in North Carolina and died in 1870. He received 
a good education at Strawberry Plains, and was a good Greek and Latin 
scholar. When the late war broke out he abandoned his studies and en- 
listed in the Confederate Army (see Military Record). At the close of the 
war he returned to his native county and settled on the present homestead. 
In 1865 he was married to Miss Nancy E. Sawyers, daughter of William 
Sawyers. To this union was born four sons and two daughters. He owned 
373 acres of excellent land, was an enterprising and successful farmer, stock 
raiser and miller. He was a faithful Democrat in politics. 


4th S. G. Robert Love MeBee, born June 16, 1871. Married Lunda E. 
"Warwick, Sept. 16. 1888. Lunda E. Warwick was born Nov. 16, 1870; died 
Jan. 2, 1904: l)uried family cemetery. To this union was born five chil- 
dren, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Edgar Love MeBee, born July 23, 1889. 

2. Ganuni Gibson ]\IcBee, born Oct. 2-1. 1891. 

3. William Sawvers MeBee, born Feb. 5, 1897. 

4. Rosella Marie MeBee, born Feb. 23, 1900; died about Nov. 1, 1912; 
buried in the familv eemeterv. 

5. Nancy Melissa McBee, born Dec. 27. 1902; died Aug. 1, 1904. 
Robert Love McBee married as his second wife jMiss Ella M. Byerly, born 

June 10, 1881, married Sept. 7, 1904. To this union has been born the fol- 
lowing children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Infant son, born Sept. 8. 1905: died Nov. 21, 1905. 

2. Mary Ellen McBee, born Feb. 4, 1907. 

3. Carrie Edith McBee. born May 11, 1909. 

Robert Love JIcBee is a farmer and lives near Leas Springs, Grainger 
County, Tennessee. 

4th S. G. Elizabeth Emaliue MeBee married Daniel L. Little in 1896. 
Daniel L. Little was born Jan. 12, 1873. No children. Daniel L. Little owns 
a large farm on the Washington Pike, one mile south of the old William 
Sawyer ]Mill, on Big Flat Creek. 

4th S. G. Ganum Cox McBee, Jr., married Amanda Adair, who was 
born Nov. 3, 1885. To this union was born the following children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Ruth Ella ^McBee, born June, 1908. 

2. James Alexander McBee, born Dec. 9, 1909. 

Third child, John Adair, born Nov. 3, 1911. 

Ganum McBee is a successful farmer and lives on Holston River, near 
Straw Plains, Tennessee. 

N. B. — James McBee and Daniel Meek MeBee are brothei-s. Ganam Mc- 
Bee, a first cousin to James and Daniel McBee. 


Joseph Meek was the youngest of seven children born to John Meek and 
Jane McCutchen, married June 15, 1770. Joseph Meek and Rebecca Sawyers 
were married March 24. 1814, by Rev. John McCampbell. then pastor of 
Washington Church. They settled on a farm at tiie liead waters of Rose- 
berry Creek, one mile north of Washington Church, at which place they 
lived and died. Joseph Meek, his wife and all their children were members 
of Washington Church. John Blackburn Meek, their son, was a graduate 
of Maryville College, studied divinity and became a very able Presbyterian 
minister, dying in 1848 in the bloom of young manliood and usefulness. 

At the time of his death he was supjilying the I'l-eshyterian Church at 
Alliens, Tenn., at which place he died and was buried in the cemetery at 
Athens, Tenn., his grave being marked by a stone. 


Rebecca Sawyers Meek, eighth child Nancy Meek Roberts, daughter of 
of Col. John Sawyers. Rebecca Sawyers Meek. 

2nd S. G. Rebecca Sawyers, eighth child of Col. John Sawyers, born 
May 7, 1792; died Aug. 9, 1870; buried Washington Church. Joseph Meek, 
born June 1, 1788 ; died Oct. 4, 18.51 ; buried Washington Church. Rebecca 
Sawyers and Joseph Meek were married March 24, 1814. To this union 
was born nine children, to wit : 

3rd S. G. 1. Jane M. C. Meek, born Jan. 15, 1815; died March 13, 
1898; buried Tennessee Cemetery, Kansas. 

2. Rowenna Meek, born Nov. 24, 1816; died Nov. 7, 1818; buried Wash- 
ington Church. 

3. Nareissa C. Meek, born Oct. 17, 1819; died July 31, 1910; buried 
Union Baptist Church, Crittenden County, Ky. 

4. Rev. John Blackburn Meek, born Sept. 21, 1821 ; died Oct. 18, 1848 ; 
buried Athens, Term. 

5. Nancy Meek, born Dec. 1, 1824; died Nov. 1, 1910; buried Wash- 
ington Church. 

6. Rebecca Meek, born April 22, 1827 ; died July 14, 1902 ; buried Hope, 

7. William E. A. Meek, born June 28, 1829 ; died March 4, 1890 ; buried 
Ashton Cemetery, Kansas. 

8. Joseph Alexander Meek, born March 15, 1831; died May 5, 1852; 
buried Washington Church. 

9. Elizabeth Evaline Meek, born Sept. 22, 1834; died Nov. 7, 1854; 
buried Washington Church. 







^^^^^^^r ^ 

Jane Meek McMillan^daughter of 
Rebecca SawyefPlyieek. 

Narcissa Meek Childress, daughter of 
Rebecca Sawyers Meek. 

3rd S. G. Jane M. C. Meek, born Jan. 26, 1837, married Thomas Mc- 
^lill.-iii, died March 14, 1S75 ; buried Tennessee Cemetery, Kansas. To this 
union was liorn six children, to wit : * 

4th S. G. 1. Narcissa Hester jMciMillan, born Feb. 7, 1840. 

2. Margaret Rebecca McMillan, born Jan. 15, 1842. 

3. Joseph Matthew McMillan, born Nov. 13, 1843. 

4. Nancy Jane McMillan, born Aug. 7, 1845: died Nov. 29. 1860. 

5. Luretta Elizabeth iMdMillan, born i\Iarch 5. 1849. 

6. Thomas Alexander :McMillan, born April 24, 1852; died Dee. 9, 1886: 
buried Ashton Cemetery, Kansas. 

Thomas McMillan was born and. raised in Knox County, Tenn. Was a 
farmer, carpenter and contractor. Did much work in the city of Knoxville. 
"Was a Justice of the Peace in the 17th Civil District two terms or more, of 
six years each. Was a member of tlio Lebanon Presbyterian Church, five 
miles east of Knoxville. Thomas McMillan and entire family, except Joseph, 
moved to Dickinson County, Kansas, March 14, 1872. 

4th S. G. Narci.ssa llester MclNIillan married Frank Bounds and lives 
at Thomas, Okla. Frank Bounds died in 1863, and is buried in East Ten- 
nessee. To this union three children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Sarah J. Bounds, born Nov. 1, 1852. 

2. Hobert A. Bounds, born Aug. 12, 1860. 

3. John 1{. Hounds, born Nov. 21, 1861. 

Sarah M. liouiids married Isaac B. Ogden, of Thomas Okla. Has three 
children, Mary, Kdna. and a boy. 

Mary and Edna ai-e mavj-ied ; a boy, 7tli S. G. 

Roliert A. Bounds has one daughter. IS years old. 

John B. Boutuls lias tlii-ee ehihlren — Jessie, Walter and Frank. 

4th S. G. :\Iargaret Rebecca McMillan married in 1858 to A. W. Arm- 
strong, from whom she was afterwards divorced. To this union one child 
was l)orn, to wit: 

5th S. G. Lou Bertie Armstrong, who married a Mr. McPherron. To 
this union four children wereiorn, to wit: 


6th S. G. Joseph S. McPherron, Asbury McPherron, Mabel McPherron, 
IMargaret IMcPherron. This family resides at Chelan. Washington. 

4th S. G. ^Margaret Reliecea ]\Ie^Iillan married as her s?cond Imshand 
A. .). ^Ic-Clellan, 1874. To this union one sou was born, to Mit : 

5th S. 6. Joseph A. ^leClellan, a Methodist Episcopal minister at Ev- 
erest. Kansas. His children's names are as follows: 

6th S G. 1. Joseph Everett :McClellan, born Oct. 23. 1905. 

2. Alice Lucile :\IcClellan. licrn Dec. 22, 1907. 

3. ilargaret IMcClellan, liorn Jan. 20. 1909. 

4th S. G. ]\largaret Rebecca McClellan married as her third luisl)and 
' .Idhn Peter Moore. lie belonged to the 3.")th Oliio Baud. Residence, Wood- 
liine, Kansas. 

4th S. G. Joseph Matth; w ^Ic^Iillan married Sarali Ilndibnrg. Nov. 

23. 1869. Sarah Ihidiburg was liorn July 3, '[S-i:-, -. died July 23, 1913; buried 
Old Gray Cemetery. To this union was born three children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Annie Sawyers MciMillau, born Dec. 4. 1871. 

2. :\Iargaret J. McMillan, born Oct. 23, 1873. 

3. Thomas Edward JIcMillan. born Aug. 14, 1876. 

Joseph Andrew IMcilillan is a carpenter and has been in the employment 
of the Southern Railway Company for thirty years or more. 

5th S, G. Annie Sawyers Mc^Iillan married Robert L. Loftus, Jan. 

24, 191)1. Robert L. Loftus is a U. S. ilail carrier and lives in Knoxville, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Margaret J. Mcilillan married Timothy L. We?ks. Oct. 16. 

1900. To tliis union has been born two children^tp wit: 

6th S. G. 1. Annie Belle Weeks, born «HpO', 1903. "\ .•^.( ,. v ') ' ~ 

2 :\largaret :\le:\lillan Weeks, born ^Mafchll, flV /'^'O^ 

4th S. G. Luretta Elizabeth ^McMillan, l)orn March 5. 1849, married 

Seklen I). Lininger. Jan. 25, 1876. To tliem was l)orn eleven children, to wit: 
5th S. G. 1. "Slavy Belle Lininger, born Jan. 22, 1877; died Oct. 29. 

1884; Ijuried Ashton Cemeteiy, Kansas. 

2. Thomas Corwin Lininger, born April 7, 1878. 

3. Wilber M. Lininger, born Sept. 5, 1879. 

4. Luther D. Lininger, born Jan. 27, 1881; died Nov. 8. 1908: buried 
A.shton Cemetery, Kansas. 

5. Arthur Bruce Lininger, born i\Iay 22, 1882. 

6. Bertha Esther Lininger, born Jau. 1, 1884. 

7. Joseph M. Lininger, born July 5, 1885 ; graduated from Western 
Dental College, Kansas City, Mo., May 18, 1912. 

8. j\Iargaret J. Lininger, born July 25, 1887. 

9. Nettie E. Lininger, born Sept. 27, 1889. 

10. Melvin Lininger, born May 8, 1891 ; died Sept. 3, 1891. 

11. Elvin Lininger, born Jlay 8, 1891; died Aug. 24. 1891; buried Ash- 
ton Cemetery, Kansas. 

5th S. G. Thomas Corwin Lininger married Nov. 27, 1907, to Ella 
Jolley, in Oklahoma City, Okla., where they reside. No children. 

5th S. G. Wilber M. Lininger marriecl June 1, 1904, to Ida Jlorne ; re- 
side in Ilintou, Okla. To them three children have been born, to wit ; 

6th S. G. 1. Louretta May, born May 1, 1905. 

2. Lawrence B., born Dec. 4, 1907. 

3. Lillie Ester, born Dec. 22, 1908. 

5th S. G. Luther D. Lininger married April 3, 1905, to Belle M. Hatch. 
Marshall Okla. To them two children have been born, to wit : 

6th S. G. Lola Alice Lininger. born Feb. 22, 1906. 

2. Luther D. Lininger. Jr., born Oct. 31, 1908. 

5th S. G. Bertha Ester Lininger married May, 1912, to John Jackson; 
live at Roton, New Mexico. 

5th S. G. Nettie E. Lininger married May 11, 1910, to Harry E. Bowers, 
Hope, Kansas. 




3rd S. G. Xai-fissa C. Mevk marriiMl .lohn ( Nov. 14, 1839. John 
Childress born Sept. 5, 1815; died Feb. 20, 1889; buried Church, 
l^nion, Ky. To this union was born eleven children: 

4th S. G. 1. All)ert li. Childress, born Jan. U. 1841. 

2. Rowenna -i, Childnss. i)orn June 23. 1843. 

3. Julia Ann (Jhildress, born Jan. 19, 184."): died Jan. 27, 1845; buried 
Trigg County. Kv- 

4. Rebecca E. Childress, born Jan. 21. 1846: died June 25, 1848; buried 
Trigg County, Ky. 

5. Joseph C. Childress, born I\Iareh 13, 1848; died May 2, 1863; buried 
Baptist Church, Union, Ky. 

6. Jackson S. Childress, born Feb. 24. 1850; lives in New Mexico. 

7. Leander L. Childress, born April 23, 1852 ; lives in Texas. 

8. Milton C. Childress, born Xov. 6, 1854; died Dee. 22, 1879; buried 
in Texas. 

9. John Meek Childress, born Feb. 13, 1857; died Aug. 11, 1857; bui-ied 
I'nion. Ky. 

10. Rev. Sidney A. (^hildress. Baptist minister, born Jan. 21, 1858; died 
March 12, 1891 : biiried Union, Ky. 

11. Willis Chiklress. born Aug. 6. 1861; died July 18. 1862: buried 
Union, Ky. 

John Childress was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. In 1840 he 
and his wife moved to Crittenden County, Kentucky, at which place they 
both died. 

4th S. 6. Albert B. Childress married Aug. 17, 1873, to Elizabeth Chil- 
dress, born Feb. 17, 1857; died Nov. 12. 1911; burif-d Union. Ky. To this 
union was born nine children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Julia G. Childress, born May 27, 1874; married in 1895; 
lives Tji(» County, Ky. 

2. Hendricks T. Childress, born Sept. 26, 1876; died Feb. 20. 1907: 
buried Tyner's Chapel, Ky. 

3. Eliza Adair Childress, born Feb. 22, 1879 ; died Sept. 20, 1903 ; buried 
Union, Ky. 

4. Ida F. Childress, born Jan. 31. 

5. Esley G. Childress, born March 2, 1884. 

6. Hubert L. Childress, born Jan. 3. 1887. 

7. John Etwell Childress, born March 11. 1890. 

8. Joseph M. Childress, born Dec. 29. 1S93. 

9. Jesse D. Childress, born Oct. 16, 1896. 

Albert B. Childress lives at jMarion. Ky., Route 3, and is a farmer. Has 
been a elerk in the Hai)tist Cluirch for twenty-five years. 

5th S. G. Julia (J. Childress married Fant Ilamhy. now dead. To this 
union was Imrn four children, to wit: 

6th S. G. Gillia Ilamhy (died in infancy). May Hamby, Leslie Hamby 
(dead), Roy Hamby. 

Julia G. Ilaiiiliy married as her second husband Willis Sexton. To this 
nnidn mn' cliild was born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Albert F. Sexton. 

5th S. G. H.iidricks F. Childress married Mary V. Childress (dead). 
To Ibis union Iwct children were born, to wit : 

6th S. G. Gertie Childress (dead I. Infant child (dead). 

Hendricks F. Ciiildress married as liis second wife Nettie Childress. To 
lliis union one child Im.s been born: 

6th S. G. Alton E. Childress. 

5th S. G. Ida F. Childress married Bice Kirk. To this union two chil- 
dren lia\c been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Earsie L. Kirk, and John D. Kirk. 


3rd S. G. Nancy Meek, born Dec. 1, 1824, married Russell Henry Rob- 
erts, horn Oct. 22, 182.3 ; married March 3, 1846. To this union was born 
ten children, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Joseph Andrew Roberts, born Jan. 21, 1847. 

2. Henrietta Elizabeth Roberts, born Dec. 3, 1848; died October, 1877; 
buried Washington Church. 

3. Rebecca Jane Roberts, born Sept. 19, 1850. 

4. Narcissa Rutelia Roberts, born Dec. 27, 1852; died April 12, 1861; 
buried Washington Church. 

5. John Blackburn ]\Ieek Roberts, born Feb. 27, 1855. 

6. William Franklin Roberts, born Dec. 7, 1856. 

7. Henry Leonadus Roberts, born Nov. 25, 1858; died June 15, 1890; 
buried Washington Church. 

8. Sam Sawtell Roberts, born Nov. 3, 1860; died July 14, 1892; buried 
Washington Church. 

9. Ellen Cordelia Roberts, born Oct. 25, 1862; died May 30, 1880; 
buried Washington Church. 

10. Robert Lyle Roberts, born May 17, 1865. 

When Russell H. Roberts and Nancy ]Meek married they moved onto a 
farm about a mile of old Washington Church, Knox County, Tenn., where 
they lived and died. 

4th S. G. Joseph Andrew Roberts married Cassie Cole, Nov. 24, 1875. 
To tliis union was born two children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. William Carl Roberts, born Sept. 17, 1876. 

2. IMary Almeda Roberts, born 1878. 

William Carl Roberts married Jennie Carter, October, 1897. 

Mary Almeda Roberts married Porter Carman, May 12, 1912. Lives at 
Rocky Valley, Jefferson County, Tenn. 

4th S. G. Henrietta Elizabeth Roberts married John Prior Crawford, 
Aug. 2, 1866. John Prior Crawford was born Sept., 1836; died March, 1907; 
l)uried in Kansas. To this union two children were born, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Elizabeth Jane Crawford, born July 7, 1S67. 

2. Rebecca MoPheters Crawford, born Nov. 18, 1870; died Jan., 1903. 

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John Prior Crawford. 

5th S. G. Elizabeth Jane Crawl' 

Woodrov/ Lester Hixson, youngest child 

of less than 15 of the 7th generation 

of Colonel John Sawyers, born 

February 9th, 1913. 

iiianied Skillinau V. Hixson. Dee. 

]861. To this union nine chil- 

1888. Skillman V. Hixson was born Nov. 
dren were born, to wit: 

6th S. G. 1. John S. Hixson. barn Autrust. 1887. 

2. George W. Hixson. boin 1881). 

3. Nellie K. Hixson, ])orii :\lay. 1891. 

4. Gertrude G. Hixson. born May. 1893. 

5. Anna F. Hixson, i)orn Oetober, 189"). 

6. Jessie II. Hixson. born November, 1901. 

7. Florence E. Hixson, born September. 1904. 

8. Bryan Crawfoid Hixson. born Aug:ust. 1907. 

9. Francis Ora Hixson. horn Fel)ruary, 1911. 

6th S. G. Geortfe W. Hixson married ^liss iMartha Lester, December. 
1911. Martiia Lester was born April, 1894. '!'<> this union one child has been 
born, to wit: 

7th S. G. Woodrow Lester Hixson, born Feb. 9. 1913. 

6th S. G. Gertrude G. Hixson married Leslie Roberts, September, 1912. 
Ijeslic Roberts was born ]\Iareli. 1889. 

5th S. G. Hebecea iM. Crawford married Albert M. Hollenback, Noveni- 
lier. 1892. Kebeeea I\l. Crawford died Jan\iary. 1903, To this union two 
(•hihli'cn were born, to wit : 

6th S. O. 1. .Ralph L. Hollenback. born Octolier. 1894. 

2. Graee Hollenback. born I\Iay, 1900; died April, 1902. 

Albert Hollenback has married again, and his son Ralph lives with him 
at Hope. Kansas. 


Skillman V. Hixson is a sncei ssful farmer and stock raiser, owning two 
thousand acros of fine land near Kendall, Kansas. 

John Prior Crawford was a school teacher and farmer. He was born 
in Knox County, Tennessee, and was a member of oUl "Washington Church. 
His father, Hugh Fain Crawford, was an Elder in Washington Church. 
He married Rebecca McPheters Porgey, a full cousin, both of them being 
descendants of Alexander Crawford, father of Rebecca Crawford Sawyers. 

4th S. G. Rebecca Jane Roberts married Jacob M. Stair, Sept. 30, 1877. 
Jacob M. Stair was born March 17. 18.")2; died Oct. 10, 1893; buried Wash- 
ington Church. To this union was born ciglit children, to wit: 

5t.h S. G. 1. Albert C. Stair, born Sept. 10, 1878. 

2. Howard Stair, born Feb. 16, 1880. 

3. Ellen M. Stair, born, Feb. 10, 1882 ; died Aug. 11. 1882. 

4. Rena Belle Stair, born July 20, 1883. 

f). Birchard Blackburn Stair, born A]jril 21, 1885. 

6. Leonadus Stair, born Aug. 15, 1887. 

7. (-larence R. Stair, born Nov. 24, 1889. 

8. Gaines Edgar Stair, born May 29, 1892. 

5th S. G. Leonadus C. Stair married Miss Edith G. Kane, March 17, 
1909. To tliis union lias been born two daughters, to wit: 

6th S. G. Dorothy Jane Stair, born Dec. 20, 1909. 

2. Charlotti' Ann Stair, born Septemljer, 1912. 

5th S. G. Birchard Blackliurn Stair mai'ried Miss Clarice Baum, Sept. 
30, 1912. 

4t-h S. G. Jolm Blackburn Meek Roberts was married Aug. 27, 1883, to 
^liss Gcdi-u'ia M. Epps. To this union four children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. ]. Frederick L. Roberts, born Jan. 30, 1886. 

2. Martha May Roberts, born July 8, 1887. 

3. Robert W. Roberts, born Sept. 12. 1888; residence Skaggstown, Tenn. 

4. Nancy Elizabeth Roberts, born April 23, 1890. 

John Blackburn IVIeek Roberts died Julv 9, 1891. buried Washington 

5th S. G. Frederick L. Roberts married Miss Louise Mentz, Oct. 16, 

1908. To this union one child has been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. IMildred Louise Roberts, born July 23, 1910. 

Frederick L. Roberts lives in Chicago, 111. 

5th S- G. Martha May Roberts married Shephard R. Foster, Nov. 24, 

1909, Knoxville, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Nancy Elizabeth Roberts married Feb. 4, 1911, to Robert B. 
Webster, residence, Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th S. G. William Franklin Roberts married Florence :\reek, Feb. 23, 
1897. To tills union was born two children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Gladys E. Roberts, born Feb. 18, 1902. 

2. Joseph L. Roberts, born Sept. 13, 1907. 

This family lives at Enid, Okla. 

4th S. G. " Robert Lyle Roberts married Susan J. Arthur, Feb. 23, 1887. 
Susan J. Rol)erts was bom April 2. 1868. To this union was born five chil- 
dren, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Guy A. Roberts, born Oct. 16, 1888. 

2. Verne Ellen Roberts, born Nov. 7, 1892, 

3. Ona Lvle Roberts, born Feb. 10, 1898. 

4. Paul V. Roberts, born Feb. 15, 1901. 

5. Kenneth C. Roberts, born Nov. 11, 1905; died Feb. 16, 1912; buried 
Enid, Okla. 

5th S. G. Guy A. Roberts married Beulah Davis, born Oct. 17, 1887; 
married Aug. 16, 1911. Residence, Enid, Okla. 

5th S. G. Venie Ellen Roberts married Jatpielin Marcus Buck, born 
Sept. 20, 1S85. To this union one child was born, to wit: 

6th S. G. Robert Elliott Buck, born Dec. 6, 1910; died Feb. 4, 1912; 
buried Fort Royal, Va. 



Rev. Eli Newton Sawtell. 

Rebecca Meek Sawtell. 

Eli Newton Sawtell was a son of Ephriani Sawtell and ]\Iary Yearout. 
lie was born and raisfd near Athens, Tenn. lie was a graduate of Maryville 
College, Maryville. Tenn. lie was also a student in the last theological class 
taught hy Dr. Isaac A. Anderson, the founder of ilaryville College. He 
became the supply for old Washington Church in 1866. supplying the pulpit 
until early in the year 1872: again supplying this church from 1882 to 1884. 

Rev. Eli Newton Sawtell, an uncle of this sketch and for whom he was 
named, was also a graduate of Maryville College, graduating about the year 
1824. lie was a student in the first theological class taught by Dr. Isaac 
A. Anderson. 

3rd S. G. Rebecca Meek married Rev. Eli Newton Sawtell, July 22. 
18.-)6. Eli Newton Sawtell was horn .May 21, 1828; died March 15, 1893; 
buried Ildpc. Kansas.. To this union was born six children, to wit: 

4th S. G. 1. W. R. Sawtell, born July 8, 1857: died April 28, 1887; 
buried Hope, Kansas. 

2. J. E. Sawtell, born ^lav 20, 1859; lives Kansas Citv, Kansas. 

3. J. K Sawtell, horn Ma'y 28, 1861; lives Waco. Texas. 

4. Marv E. Sawtell, born Nov. 14, 1864: lives Knoxville, Tenn. 

.''). Janus II. Sawtell, liorn Nov. 2.'?. 1S66 

6. Emma C. Sawtell, born June 13, 1860. 

4th S, G. Joseph E. Sawlell married Gert 
(Jcrtrudi' .\. Siiwtell wms born May 19, 1864. 
children, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. l>avid H. Sawtell. bom Oct. 6. 1891. 

2. Eoi'i-ainc A. Sawtell, born J\nu' 6, 189,'i. 

3. Joseph N. Sawtell, l>orn Sept. 29, 1S97. 

lives Lola, Kansas. 

ude A. Sawtell. Nov. 10. 1886. 
To this union was boi-n three 


Dr. J. E. Sawtell graduated in medicine at Col. P. & S., Baltimore, 1886. 
Took post graduate in New York, then located in Kansas City, Kan. Be 
came Dean of the Col. P. & S. Kansas City ITniversity. When this school 
became merged with the School of iledicine of the University of Kansas, 
he was given a chair and made head of a Department. Was President of 
the Kansas State Medical Society 1907-1908, and has enjoyed about all the 
honors that the medical profession could bestow upcn one of its members. 
Has held many positions of trust and honor in the way of hospital appoint- 
ments, member of supreme bodies, etc. Lives 'at Kansas City, Kansas. 

4th S. G. John B. Sawtell married Jlary R. Sawtell, April 1, 1899. Mary 
R. Sawtell was born Nov. 15, 1861. No children. J. B. Sawtell was State 
Commander Knights of the Maccabees for Texas for twenty years. Is now 
Sup. Lt. Commander of that Order. Is also one of the oiBcers of the Grand 
Commandery Knights Templar of Texas. 

4th S. G. Mary E. Sawtell married John W. Cultan, Sept. 19, 1883. 
John W. Cultan was born Oct. 14, 1862. Lives at Knoxville, Tenn. To this 
union was liorn two children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Ralph S. Cultan, born June 27, 1886. 

2. Myrtice Cultan, born July 8, 1891. 

John W. Cultan is an attoi-ney at law. 

4th S. G. James 11. Sawtell married Georgia Slack in 1908. Georgia 
Slack was born in 1882. To this union has been born one child, to wit : 

5th S. G. Mary Elizabeth Sawtell, born Oct. 13, 1911. 

James H. Sawtell moved to Kansas in 1884. Graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Kansas in 1892; from Harvard in 1895. Is engaged in school work, 
during the past three years holding the position of Professor of Political 
Science in the University of Oklahoma. At present is Principal of the High 
School of Lola, Kansas. 

4th S. G. Emma C. Sawtell married Rev. Samuel E. Betts, born March 
18, 1858, at Tifton, Iowa. They were married Oct. 7, 1889. To this union 
was born two children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Myrna Gertrude Betts, born Sept. 4, 1891). 

2. Karl Sawtell Betts, born April 10, 1892. 

Rev. Samuel Eason Betts is a Methodist minister, being a graduate of 
Baker University (Texas). Has been in the active ministry for twenty years. 
Was Superintendent of the Bethany Ilbspital for a number of years. Lives 
at Kansas City, Kansas. 



3rd S. G. Walliaiii K. A. .Mfck iiiaincd .Mary Hester White. July 14. 
18.53. Mary Hester Wliitc was l)<;rii Aug. 1, 18:}5;"ditd June 18, 1897; was 
the oldest child of Kev. (iideon S. White. \' v tliirty years pastor of Old 
AVas!iiii<rtoM ('liiirih. To this union was boi-ii four ehildi-eii. 1;; wit: 

William E. A. Meek and wife, Mary Hester Whits Meek. 

4th S. G. 1. Theresa Luaiin ]\Ieek. Ix.i-n Sept. 11. l.s,-)4: died Sept. 14, 
1907; buried Ashton Cemetery, Abaleue, Kansas. 

2. Joseph White Meek, born Sept.. 1807; died Aufj. 8, 1*^74; buried 
Ashton Cenietei'y. Abaleue. Kansas. 

3. Josiah St. ■bens .M.'ek. born May S. 1861. 

4. Walter Josi j)h Meek, born AuV- I'l, 1878. 

William E. A. Meek at the time of his marriajre lived at the Joseph Meek 
lioiiiestead up to 1872. when he and his family moved to Diekinson County. 
Kansas, whei'e he and his wife lived and died. He was a Kuling Elder in 
the Old Washington Chureh, and became an Elder in a I'resbyterian Church 
at Dillon. Kansas. 

4th S. G. Thii-psa Luann I\lcek married F. E. Noitotf. Oct.. 1877. To 
this union was l)orn tlii-ec ehildren, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Milton Blaekburu Nortofl'. born Dec. 1878. 

2. .Mary Plnrenee NortofT, born 1881. Lives at Abilene, Kan. 

;}. Williem E. A. XortofT, born April. 1884. 

4th S. G. Josiaii Steb.ns Meek was iiuirriid to Hose 1). 11 Johnson in 
1886. Lives at Hiawatha, Brown County. To this union four ehil- 
dren were born, to wit : 

5th S. O. 1. Mabel Evaline Meek, born Sept. 14, 1886. 

2. William E. A. Meek, Jr., born April 29, 1889. 

3. Joseph Cliester Jleek, born Si])t. 16. 1893. 

4. Ethel May Meek, born Sept. 16. 1893. 


5th S. G. Mabel E. Jleek married W. E. Keep, March 20, 1906. To this 
union has been born one child, to wit : 

6th S. G. Josephine Dell Keep, born Sept. 8, 1908. 

Address, Glen Elder, Kansas. For a number of years J. S. Meek has 
been in the furniture and undertaking business in Hope, Kansas, but desii'- 
ing to do a larger and better business moved May 18, 1912, to Hiawatha, 
Kansas. He took an active part in the affairs of the town of Hope for many 
years, having held about all the honor positions there has been to hold in 
Hope. He was a member of tlie Prpsbyterian Church and a great worker in 
Church and Sunday School. 

Joseph S. Meek and wife. Ross Dell Johnson. 

Since the record of the above family was sent in, the following death 
has occurred: 

Mrs. J. S. Meek, born December 3, 1868 ; died at Hiawatha, Kansas, Au- 
gust 11, 1912; buried at the Tennessee Cemetery, Hope Kansas. 

From the "Hope Dispatch:" 

"She was united with the Presbyterian Church of the Old Tennessee 
Colony, at Hope, in 1887, and later with the church at Hope. She never took 
an active part in either church or social life, much preferring a quiet life at 
home. Her kind disposition won her many friends who will be saddened by 
her loss. 'The rose does not give forth the beauty of its fragrance, until 
its petals are bruised. The grape must be crushed e'er we taste the richness 
of the vine.' " 

Walter J. Meek, born at Dillon, Kansas, August 15, 187.8. Graduated 
from the Dickinson County High School in 1898. Took his A. B. from the 
University of Kansas in 1902 and his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago 
in 1909. Is now assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Wis- 
consin. Author of many scientific papers. 

Married to Crescence L. Eberle, of Westfleld, Penn., Dec. 26. 1906. 
Crescence L. Eberle born Nov. 25, 1881, at Westfield, Penn. Born to this 
union a son, Joseph Walter Meek, May 2, 1912, at Madison, Wis. 



Mary Gibbs Sawyers, wife of Josiah F. Sawyers, son of 

Josiah Sawyers. Mary Gibbs Sawyers. 

2nd S. G. Josiali Sawyers, youngest and tenth ehikl of Col. John Saw- 
yers, born .Inne 16. 1797; "died Aug. 18, 1845; buried Washington ChTireh. 
Afary rjibl)s. wife, born Nov. 17. 1802: died Aug. 17, 1870; buried Washing- 
Ion Churc-h. Married Dee. 14, 1820. To this union twelve ehildren were 
horn, to wit : 

3rd S. G. 1. Ethan Allen Sawyers, horn Oet. 30. 1821; died Feb. 11, 
1!»0.5: buried Washington, D. C. 

2. Nieholas Sawyers, born ]\Iay 1!). 182:!; died .Ian. 14. 1905; buried 
Glenwood. Iowa. 

3. .Tolin Gibbs Sawyers, horn May 12, 182;'.; died Nov. 20, 1864; buried 
Washington Chureh. 

4. Louisa Sawyers, burn dune 26. 1828. 

5. Edward Marian Sawyers, born April 6. 18.S0; died 
luiried Washington f'hur(di. 

fi. dames Houston Sawyers, l.orn March 10. 1832; die 
buried Old fii-ay Cemetery. Knoxville, Tenn. 

7. William Montgonu>ry Sawyers, born Aug. 17. 1834. 

8. Nareissa Emaline Sawyers, born Sept. 20. 1836. 
n. Rowena Sawyers, born Oet. !), 1839; died July 13, 187 

Roeky Dale. 

10. Josiah Franklin Sawyers, born Nov. 27. 1840; 
buried Russellville. Tenn. 

11. Kaehel .\manda Sjiwyers, born Nov. 17, 1842. 

12. ^lary Jane Sawyers," born Nov. 21. 1846. 
Josiah Sawyers was a man oi" stei'ling integrity an< 

Irious habits. In stature was six feet high, dark hail 
eomplexion. In deportiiu'iil. gentle and kind. In elniri 
he was one of the substantial citizens of that (hiy. II 
WHH a daughter of Jacob and llulda Cibbs. .\t llie timr 
a Deacon in Washington Church, 

\pril 20. 1831 ; 
Mav 26. 1858; 

died Gel. 

buried at 
30. 1911; 

(.r soli 

and e 
h. st;it( 
s wil'e, 
ol' his 

■r and iiulus- 
.es and dark 
and society, 
]\Iary Gibbs, 
liN'ith. he was 


Ethan Allen Sawyers married Sarah 
Jane Dick of New Market, Tenn., and lo- 
cated on a large farm one mile north of 
New Market, Tenn., and lived there until 
about 1877, when the farm was sold and the 
entire family except the father, moved to 
Brownsville, Oregon. Ethan Allen Sawyers 
being a U. S. Claim Agent with an office in 
Washington, D. C, did not go to Oregon, 
hut lived in Washington, D. C, until his 
death, Feb. 11, 1905., and was buried in 
Washington City, D. C. 
Ethan Allen Sawyers. 

3rd S. G. P^than Allen Sawyers, tirst child of Josiah Sawyers, married 
Sarah Jane Dick, born June 24. 1829: died Jan. -1, 1894; buried Brownsville, 
Oregon. They were married in 1845. To them nine children were born, to 
wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Martha Ellen Sawyers, born July 4, 1850. 

2. Margaret Elizabeth Sawyers, born ]\Iay 8, 1852; died Jan. 30, 1907; 
Iniried Brownsville, Oregon. 

3. Jlary Eliza Sawyers, born March 5, 1854. 

4. Jacob Josiah Sawyers, born Feb. 25, 1856. 

5. Caledonia Annettie Sawyers, born May 3, 1858. 

6. William McBee Sawyers", born March 25, 1860. 

7. Jessie Allen Sawyers, born May 3, 1862. 

8. Samuel Burnside Sawyers, born Oct. 20, 1864. 

9. James Edwin Sawyers, horn Aug. 15, 1868. 

4th S. G. ^lai'tha Ellen Sawyers married Fiuley McKae, of Montreal, 
Canada, Jan., 1881. Address. Ortang, Oregon. To this union was born two 
children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Bessie and Nellie McRae. 

Bessie McRa.e married a ]\Ir. Weisner in 1902. To them has been born 
one child, to wit : 

6th S. G. Thelma Weisnei'. 

Mr. Weisner is a railroad man. 

Nellie McRae married Will Davis in 1904. To them has been born three 
children, to wit : 

6th S. G. Lyle Davis, John Davis, ]\Iay Davis. May Davis is dead. 

4th S. G. Margaret Elizabeth Sawyers married L. B. Nichols at New 
Market, Tenn., May 20, 1870. L. B. Nichols died in 1880; liuried Browns- 
ville, Oregon. To this union was born five children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Claude Nichols. 

2. William Nichols. 

3. Linn Nichols. 

4. James Nichols, born and died at Brownsville, Oregon. 

5. Frank Nichols, lives at Portland, Oregon. 

5th S. G. Linn Nichols married Miss Florence Grimes. They have one 
child, to wit : 

6th S. G. Jack Nichols. 

Linn Nichols lives at flay Creek, Oregon. 

5th S. G. James Nichols married a ^liss McCoy at Albany, Oregon. 

5th S. G. Will Nichols married ^liss Kate Mason. They have one child. 
Will Nichols is County Court Clerk of Del Norte County, Crescent City, Cal., 
and is also in the newspaper business. 

4th S. G. Margaret Elizabeth Nichols remarried December, 1883, to 
Garnett Maupin, of Brownsville, Oregon. To this union four children were 
born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Jessie Maupin. died Nov. 4, 1890. 

2. Bessie JIaupin. 

3. Elizabeth Maupin. died -lau 20. 1908; buried Brownsville, Oregon. 

4. Garnett Afaiipin, Jr.. died June 8, 1908; buried Brownsville, Oregon. 
Bessie Sawyers is a graduate Surgical Nurse of the Good Samaritan 

Hospital. Portland. Oregon. 

4th S. G. Marv E. Sawyers married Dan Richards of Greenville, S. C. 
Dee. 3, 1879. Dan Richards was born Dec. 10. 1S45: died at Gold Hill, Ore., 
July 11, 1911. Buried Brownsville, Ore. No children. 

Dan Richards was a native of South Carolina, l)ut was in real estate 
business in Gold Hill. Ore., for some years. He was an intelligent man. hon- 
orable and upright in all his dialings. He was a Confederate soldier and 
was wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle of Nashville. He was a per- 
former on both the piano and violin. Mrs. Richards is a farmerette and 
raises fine api)lis. She owns a good home and at Brownsville, Oregon. 

4th S. G. Sam B. Sawyers married ]\Iiss Etta Jloore. They live at 
Brownsville. Ore. To this union has been })orn three childri'u. to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Darrell SaM-yers. 

2. Bruce Sawyers, dead. 

3. Lynn Sawyers. 

Sam B. Sawyers and his brother "William ilcBee Sawyers have been in 
the lumber bns'ness since 1891, and have been very successful financially. 
They also own a fine farm and raise horses and stock. Sam B. Saw.vers also 
owns an interest in a store with his brother-in-law, "W. C. Cooley. 

4th S. G. Calidonia A. Saw.vers married W. C. Cooley, of Brownsville, 
Oregon. To this union was born two children, to wit: 

5th S. G. Carl Cooley, Faye Cooley. 

Botli are graduatrs of the Alban.v College. Carl Coole.v has be-n head 
bookkeeper for a large mercantile business in Pendleton. Ore., since he was 
twenty years old, and in which he has an interest. 

Faye Conliy married "W. H. Dedmau, or Portland, Ore. She is a fine 

W. C. Cooley is a inercliant in Brownsville. Oregon: an Elder in the 
Presl)yterian Church, and a fine man. He is a Virginian. His grandfather, 
Capt. James Mlakely, was born in Knoxvillc. Tenn.. Nov. 26. 1812. and died 
in Brownsville. Oregon, Jan. 29, 1913. 

4th S. G. Jacob Josiah Sawyers is mai'ried and has five children, three 
living and two dead. No record of his family, except that two daughters are 
married — Leiia Sawyers INIoist has s'x children. Pearl is married and has 
one child. She lives in Los Angeles, Cal. 

4th S. G. William IMcBee Sawyers was married to Miss Hattie .\rehi- 
hald. To them was born one ehild. to Avit : 

5th S. G. Cecil Hardy Sawyers, who Avill graduate from the Cniversity 
of Oregon in 1914, and is considered a very bright gii-l. "William McBee 
Sawyers is associati d with his brother. Sam. in the lumber business at Hol- 
le.v, Oregon. 

4th S. G. Jessie Allen Sawyers was married to H. B. Moyer, October 10, 
1881. H. B. iMoyer died Oetober, 1894. To them one ehild was born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Golda Ethel IMoyer, born June 10, 1883. ISfarried June 4, 
1902. to Prof. W. J. Hodker, Principal of High Sehool. Creswell. Ore. To 
them one child was born, 1o wit : 

6th S. G. Ralph Hooker, born March 23. 1903. 

Jessie Sawyers Meyer remarried in 1897 to N. H. Baids, who died June 
22. 1900. \(. children. She rcmarri.'d December .30. 1903. to J. H Glass 
No children 

4th S. G. .lames Kdwin Sawy, rs married l^Iiss Mabel Campbell, of Sa- 
lem, Ore. To them has been born two sons, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Harry Sawyers, born Aug. 22, 1909. 

2. .lani.'s E. Sawyers, Jr., born Nov. 28, 1910. 

James E. Sawyers is a sueeessful man and owns a nice home, and his 
wife 18 a refined and cultured lady. Address, Brownsville, Ore. 


Nicholas Sawyers and wife, Minerva Skaggs Sawyers. 

3rd S. G. Nicholas Sawyers, second son of -Josiah Sawyers, born May 
19, 1823, married Minerva J."Skaggs, born May 10, 183i; married April 19, 
1855. Nicholas Sawyers died Jan. 14, 1905; buried Glenwood, Iowa. To this 
union eleven children were born, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Luther T. Sawyers, died June 27, 1880; buried Glenwood, 

2. Tillman Sawyers; married Myrtle Craig, Dec. 28, 1887; died Aug. 
19, 1889 ; buried Glenwood, Iowa. 

3. Laura Sawyers 

4. Alonzo Sawyers. 

5. Eli M. Sawyers. 

6. John Sawyers. 

7. Stella Sawyers. 

8. William A. Sawyers. 

9. James M. Sawyers. 

10. Mary Sawyers, died in infancy. 

11. Charles Sawyers, died in infancy. 

4th S. G. Laiira Sawyers, third child of Nicholas Sawyers, married John 
J. Kelley, Dec. 10, 1885. Lives at Glenwood, Iowa. To this union three chil- 
dren were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Clifford N. Kelley. 

2. Berniee M. Kelley. 

3. Ethel L. Kelley. 

4th S. G. Alonza Sawyers, fourth child of Nicholas Sawyers, married 
Stella Uterback, Dec. 24, 1891. To this union were born three children : 


5th S. G. 1. ITershel W. Sawyers. 

2. Everett T. Sawyers. 

:i. Frank D. Sawyers. 

4th S. G. Hli M. Sawyers, fifth child of Nicholas Sawyers, married Mary 
llogland. Nov. 20, 1888. Jlary Ilegland is dead. To this union three chil- 
dren were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Nicholas Sawyers. 

2. Tillman Sawyers. 

3. Effie M. Sawyers. 

Eli Sawyers married as his set-ond wife Laura Curry. Married July 1, 
1902. To tliis union one child was liorn : 

5th S. G. Nannie Glen Sawyers. 

4th S. G. John Sawyers, sixth child of Nicholas Sawyers, married Flora 
Warii'ii, April 27, 1897. To this union three children were born: 

5th S. G. 1. Warren Sawyers. 

2. Pauline Sawyers. 

3. Wendal Sawyers. 

4th S. G. Stella T. Sawyers, seventh cliild of Nicholas Sawyers, married 
.Idlni Iv ^IcConnaha, Sept. 18. 1895. Three children were born to them, to wit: 
5th S. G. 1. Everett JlcConuaha. 

2. Gerald IVIcConnaha. 

3. Beulah McConnaha. 
This family lives in Missouri. 

4th S. G. William A. Sawyers, eighth chikl of Nicholas Sawyers, mar- 
ried Maud Baldwin. ^lay 14, 190.5. To them one eliild has been born, to wit: 

5th S. G. Helen Sawyers. 

I'his family resides in Ainsworth, Neb. 

4th S. G. James N. Sawyers, ninth child of Nicholas Sawyers, married 
Elizabeth Hutchings, March 10, 1908. 

Nicholas Sawyers, second son of Josiah Sawyers, married ilinerva J. 
Skaggs, a daugiiter of Eli Skaggs, April 19, 1855, and lived on a part of 
liis father's farm till March 11. 1864, when he moved his family to Glen- 
wood, Iowa, where lie lived until his death, Jan. 14, 1905. his wife surviv- 
ing him. 


3rd S. G. John (iiblis Sawyers, third sun of Josiah Sawyers, married 
Mary E. Rutherford, born June 7, 1831; died July 12, 1864; buried Wash- 
ington Church. They were married May 6, 1852. To Ihem five children 
were born, to M'it : 

4th S. G. 1. .Josiah Sawyers, Jr.. born 1853; Stultz, Mo. 

2. Mary Emma Sawyers, born July 26, 1857. 

3. Ellen Sawyers, l)orn March .31, 1855; died July 8, 1864; buried at 
Washington Church. 

4. Susan Sawyers, born May 14, 1860. 

5. Laura Ann Gibbs Sawyers, born July 27, 1863; died Nov. 18, 1885; 
buried Rocky D&le. 


John Gibbs Sawyers, third son of Josiah Sawyers, lived near the home 
of his father. "Was a Lieutenant in the 9th Tennessee Cavalrj', Civil War. 
While in the service at home was killed by unknown party Nov. 20, 1864. 
(See Jlilitary History.) 

4th S. G-. Jlary Emma Sawyers, second child of John G. Sawj^ers, mar- 
ried W. 0. Smith, October 30, 1872, Brownsville, Oregon. To them eleven 
children were born : 

5th S. a. 1. Rosalee A. Smith, born Sept. 23, 1873; died March 7, 1887. 

2. Narcissa Smith, born Feb. 28, 1875 ; died March 25, 1875. 

3. Mas.sie L. Smith, bom Jan. 18, 1878. 

4. Bruce L. Smith, born March 28, 1880. 

5. Charley J. Smith, born June 5, 1882. 

6. William Gilbert Smith, born Aug. 30, 1886. 

7. J. Tolbert Smith, born Dec. 9, 1888. 
9. Carl Smith, born June 5, 1890. 

10. James Smith, born April 19, 1896. 

11. Howard Smith, born May 15, 1898. 

4th S. 6. Josiah Sawyers, Jr., first child of John G. Sawyers, married 
Mary V. Sawyers, in 1904. ]\Iary V. Sawyers was born Nov. 15, 1886. They 
live at Stultz, ^Mo. To this union has been born two children, to wit : 

5th S, G. 1. Alice ]\I. Sawvers, born July 30, 1906. 

2. Earl S. Sawyers, born Oct. 17, 1909. 

4th S. G. Susan Parthena Sawyers, fourth child of John Gibbs Sawyers, 
married Joseph Thaddeus Rutherford, Aug. 1, 1878. J. T. Rutherford was 
born March 6, 1851, Knox County, Tenn. Residence, Paris, Logan County, 
Ark. To this union nine children were born, to wit : 

5t.h S, G. 1. Ira Rutherford, born Sept 27, 1879, Knox County, Tenn. 

2. Carrie Emma Rutherford, born July 12, 1881, Grainger County, Tenn. 

3. Thomas Preston Rutherford, born July 27, 1883, Grainger County, 

4. Glenn Auston Rutherford, born March 1, 1886, Gi-ainger County, 

5. Annie Ogle Rutherford, born May 10, 1888; died Aug. 18, 1892; 
buried Rocky Dale Cemetery, Knox County, Tenn. 

6. Paris Daisy Rutherford, born Jlay 1, 1891, Grainger County, Tenn. 

7. Thaddeus Sawyers Rutherford, born April 8, 1895, Grainger County, 

8. Parham Leslie Rutherford, born May 3, 1898, Logan County, Ark. 

9. William Hulton Rutherford, born Oct. 10, 1901, Logan County, Ark. 
5th S. G. Thomas Preston Rutherford married Martha Nell Wism, Dec. 

20, 1910. Jlartha Nell Wism was born Aug. 4, 1892, at Exline, Iowa. No 
children. T. P. Rutherford lives at Tularosa, New Mex. 

5th S. G. Glenn Auston Rutherford married Sarah Catherine Moor, 
July 16, 1905. To this union three children have been born, to wit: 

6th S. G. 1. Emma Vibiler Rutherford, born Oct. 24, 1907. 

2. Sarah Parthena Rutherford, born March 16, 1910. 

3. Rebecca Odell Rutherford, born Jan. 24, 1912. 
This family resides at Paris, Ark. 



Captain Wiley C. Foust and wife, Louisa Sawyers Foust. 

Wiley C. Foust lived two miles south of the MeBee Mill on the old 
Washington Pike. Was a farmer and merchant at this place for some years. 
Moving to New Market, Tennessee, he and his brother, Leroy Foust, entraged 
in the mercantile business. They were also engaged in the same business 
in Knoxville and Concord. Just prior to the Civil War he purchased a farm 
one or two miles east of New Market on which his family lived up to the 
removal of his widow and children to Brownsville, Oregon, Oct. 29, 1874. 
Wiley Foust was a Captain in the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Civil War. Died 
at Knoxville, Tenn., with small pox while in the service, Feb. 9, 1864. Buried 
National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. (See Military History.) 

3rd S. G. Louisa Sawyers, fourtli child of Josiah Sawyers, born June 
26, 1828, married Feb. 26. 1846. to Wiley C. Foust. To this 'union was born 
nine children, to wit: 

4th S. G. 1. Francis A. Foust, born Dec. 29, ]846. 

2. Milton Foust, born April 28, 1850. 

3. James F. Foust, born Jan. 27, 1852; died Mud buried New ^larket, 

4. Amanda ]\I. Foust, born March 25, 1854. 

5. Gideon Foust. born April 22. 1856! 

6. Rowena L. Foust, born June 5, 1858. 

7. Lillie J. Foust, liorn Aug. 8, 1860. 

8. Emma J. Foust, born Fel). 10, 1863. 

9. Infant daughter, born and died April 1, 1855; buried Washington 
Church, Tenn. 


4th S. G. Franc-is A. Foust. first eliild of Wiley Foust, born Dee. 29, 
1846, lives at Brownsville, Oregon; married D. R. N. Blackburn, born Aug. 
25, 1845. :\rarried July 18, 1866. D. R. N. Blaeklnirn died Oct. 23, 1904; 
liiirii'd Alliany, Oregon. To this union two children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G." 1. Archie "W. Blackburn, born Aug, 15. 1867. 

2. James Blackburn, born Dec. 4, 1868. 

Archie W. Blackburn married July 16, 1893. One son liorn, to wit: 

6th S. G. Gideon Blackburn, born Aug. 20, 18.83. 

Archie W. Blackburn's first wife died. He married again, Teresa IMoffit, 
June 3, 1908. To this union was born one daughter: 

6th S. G. Margaret, born July 17, 1909. 

Archie W. Blackburn lives in Lebanon, Oregon, and is a druggist. 

5th S. G. James Blackburn married in 1907, to Delma Roberts. No 
children. James Blackburn lives in Albany, Oregon, and is a painter. 

4th S. G. Milton Lee Foust, second child of Wiley Foust, married Mary 
Isabell Parrott. boru Oct. 30, 1845. Married July 16, 1874. To this union 
seven children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Edna E. Foust, born Oct. 14, 1875. 

2. L. C. Foust, born Mav 13, 1877. 

3. Hugh G. Foust. born Jan. 28, 1879. 

4. Clifford J. Foust, born Feb. 7, 1881; died Oct. 5, 1903; buried New 
Market. Tenn. 

5. Lvnm E. Foust, born Feb. 11, 1883. 

6. Robert Lee Foust, born Dee. 31, 1885. 

7. Glenwood T. Foust, born Jan 25, 1890. 
This family resides at New Market, Tenn. 

5th S. G. Lafayette Carrol Foust married Margaret Huffaeer, Dec. 26, 
1903. Margaret Huffaeer born Nov., 1876. Residence, New JMarket, Tenn. 
To this union has been born two children, to wit : 

6th S. G. 1. Clifford H. Foust, born Feb. 22, 1907. 

2. Leon U. Foust, born Oct. 12, 1909. 

5th S. G. Hugh G. Foust married Bertha Weiman. Hugh G. Foust is 
Superintendent of the High School, Weatherford, Okla. 

5th S. G. Lynn Elvin married Julia Grandsaw, of Portland, Ore. 
One chilli was born to this union, to wit: 

6th S. G. Hazel Foust, born IMareh, 1908. 

L. E. Foust is a machinist, making and repairing automobiles. Lives at 
Hood River, Oregon. 

5th S. G. Robert Leon Foust married Ethel Elizabeth Quinn. Is a 
merchant at Hood River, Oregon. 

4th S. G. Gideon W. Foust, fifth child of Wiley Foust, married Ida Keys 
in 187S. Lives at Eugene, Oregon. To this union five children were born: 

5th S. G. 1. Oscar Foust, born Oct. 27, 1881. 

2. Lola Foust, born Dee. 23, 1884. 

3. Elsie Foust, born 1886. 

4. Forrest Foust, born 1888. 

5. Elbert Foust, boru 1902. 

4th S. G. Rowena L. Foust, sixth child of Wiley Foust, married Henry 
Blakely. in 1876. Three children born to this union, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Hugh Blakely, born 1877; soldier in Spanish-American 

2. Grace Blakely, born 1S83. 

3. Harold Blakely, born 1892. 

This family lives at Brownsville, Oregon. 

5th S. G. Grace Blakely married, March 26, 1901, to J. W. Stillwell. T) 
this union has been born one child, (6th S. G.) 


4th S. G. Lillie J. Foust, seventh child of Wiley Foust, married to M. 
L. Hasbrouch, ]\Iareh 6, 1878. To this union was born one son. to wit: 

5th S. G. Walter ('. Ilasbroueh, horn Feb. 5, 1879. Married and lives 
at Spokane, Wash. 

Lillie J. Ilasbroueh divorced from M. L. Hasbrouch in 1881. Remarried 
Nov. 18, 1884, to J. W. Wolfe. To this union five children have been born: 

5th' S. G. 1. Hubert B. Wolfe, born June 19, 1886. 

2. Greta A. Wolfe, born Oct. 4, 1893. 

3. Harrv S. Wolfe, born March 9, 1896. 

4. George H. Wolfe, born :\Iarch 9. 1896. 

5. Genevieve Wolfe, born :\rarch 17, 1898. 
This familv resides at Brownsville, Oregon. 

4th S. G. Emma I. Foust, eighth child of Wiley Foust, married Robert 
H. Coshow, at Albany, Oregon, Nov. 1, 1881. Lives at Hood River, Oregon. 
To this union five children were born, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Lois 0. Coshow, born April 18, 1883. 

2. Eva Coshow, born April 6, 1886. 

3. Oliver Henry Coshow. born June 24, 1890. 

4. John Milton* Coshow, born June 12, 1893. 

5. William Fred Coshow, born Dec. 16, 1895. 

5th S. G. Lois 0. Coshow married Charles E. Fuller, at Salem, Oregon, 
Aug. 17, 1904. To this union was born two children, to wit : 
"eth S. G. 1. Francis Fuller, born July 27, 1905. 
2. Harriet Fuller, born Feb. 5, 1907. 
This family lives at Hood River, Oregon. 


David R. N. Blackburn was born August 25, 1845, in New Market. Jefferson 
County, Tennessee; died October 23, 1904, at Albany, Oregon. In 1874 he came 
to Oregon, locating first in Eugene. Later he moved to Brownsville and then 
came to Albany. 

He was admitted to the bar in Tennessee in 1867, and followed the legal 
profession all his life. He was considered an excellent lawyer and has been in 
the best law firms in Albanj'. In fact, Judge Blackburn was one of the best 
authorities in constitutional law. He was elected county .iudge of Linn County, 
Oregon, in 1888, serving very .successfully, and since that time has been known 
as Judge Blackburn. The climax of Judge Blackburn's political career was 
his election to the position of Attorney-General of Oregon in 1898. He served 
his state most faithfully and successfully in this most imi)ortant position for 
four years and was generally regarded as one of the best officials who ever 
served Oregon in the position of Attornev-General. 




3rd S. G. Dr. James Houston Sawyers, born March 10, 1832; died May 
26, 1857. Was sixth child of Josiah Sawyers. Married Miss Susan Brown- 
low, Oct., 1856. Susan Brownlow was born July, 1836. To this union one 
child was born, to wit: 

4th S. G. Lillie Brownlow Sawyers, born Sept. 9, 1858 ; died Feb. 6, 1897. 
Buried Old Gray Cemetery. 

Lillie Brownlow Sawyers married Rev. Samuel Long, a Methodist min- 
ister. President of the Washington Female College, Abingdon, Va. To this 
union one child was born, to wit : 

5th S. G. James Sawyers Long, born Dec. 4, 1887. Graduated June, 
1912. from Emory & Henry College. 

3rd S. G. James Houston Sawyers, sixth child of Josiah Sawyers, grad- 
uated from Maryville College in 1851. He read medicine under Dr. James 
H. Rogers of Knoxville. Graduated from the Medical Department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, in 1855, and at once began the 
practice of medicine as a partner of Dr. James H. Rogers, his preceptor. He 
married Miss Susan Brownlow, a daughter of ex-Governer Wm. G. Brown- 
low of Tennessee, October, 1856. He died May 26, 1858. Buried in Old Gray 
Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Susan Brownlow Sawyers in 1865 married David T. Boynton, who served 
in the Civil Was as Assistant Surgeon of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 
He served as Pension Agent at Knoxville, Tenn., during the administration 
of President U. S. Grant. He was born Feb. 8, 1837; died July 7, 1888; 
buried in Old Gray Cemetery. 

Mrs. Susan C. Boynton lived to a ripe old age, dying March 12, 1913, at 
the home of her son. Dr. Emerson Boynton, at Mountville, a suburb of Lan- 
caster, Pa. Her remains were brought to Knoxville, Tennessee, and laid to 
rest in Old Gray Cemetery. By her second husband. Dr. Daniel T. Bo3raton, 
she leaves four children to mourn her loss: Lucile, wife of C. A. Benscoter, 
of Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Ilia, wife of F. P. Swindler, of Salt Lake, Utah ; Edna, 
wife of Professor L. D. Huntoon, of New York City; and Dr. Emerson Boyn- 
ton, of Mountville, Pa. The chief characteristics of Mrs. Boynton were her 
unfailing cheerfulness and generosity. 



Col. William M. Sawyers married as his first wife Miss Martha M. Dick 
of New Market, Tenn.. September 20, 1857, and lived near New Market on a 
farm until the outbreak of the War. serving three years in the U. S. Army ; 
was diseharged in 1865. (See Military Record). For some years after this 
he was in the saw mill business near New ]\Iarket, subsequently selling out 
his mill business, iloved about 1877 to Hillsdale, Iowa, moving from there to 
Texas, wliore he lived a few years, removing then to Brownsville. Oregon, 
where lie now lives, enjoying good health at tlie age of seventy-nine years. 

3rd S. G. William il. Sawyers, seventh child of Josiah Sawyers, was 
married to ^liss Martha M. Dick' Sept. 20, 1857. Martha M. Dick was born 
j\Iarcli 0. 1883 ; died Jan. 5. 1870. To this union was born two children, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Emma White Sawvers, born Oct. 21, 1S58; died Dec. 22. 

2. Ella :\1. Sawyers, born Aug. 25, 1863. 

4th S. 6. Ella M. Sawyers married Edward Francis Dickinson, July 
20, 18S1. Edward Francis Dickinson was born Nov. 11, 1852; died March 11, 
1905; buried Jladison, Florida. To this union was born five children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. George Dial Dickinson, born July 1. 1882; married Dec. 
1!». 1911 ; lives at Madison, Fla. 

2. Edward Francis Dickinson, born Sept. 1, 1884. 

3. Charles Henry Dickinson, born June 29, 1888. 

5th S. G. George Dial Dickinson married Frankie Russell, Dee. 19. 1911. 
Frankie Russell was born Oct. 20. 1889. 

5th S. G. Edward Francis Dickinson, Jr., married Linuie Rae Ilidick, 
Nov. 20, 1907. Linnie Rae Ilidick was born January 3, 1889. To this union 
was born two childien, to wit: 

6th S. G. 1. Ella Rae Dickinson, born Jan. 2, 1909. 

2. Edward Fi-ancis Dickinson. Jr., born June 20. 1910. 

This family lives at Floral City, Fla. 

3rd S. G. William M. Sawyers married as his second wife, ]Miss Mary 
E. Clarkson. of Hilldale. Iowa. " Was married the 16th of September. 1879. 
]\Iary E. Clarkson was born Aug. 25, 1857; died Nov. 30. 1899. To this union 
was liorn four children, to wit: 

4th S. G. 1. William A. Sawyers, horn Aug. 30. 1880, in Texas. 

2. J. F. Sawyers, horn Oct. 24, 1882; died Oct. 24, 1888. 

3. Robert H. Sawyers, born Sept. 22, 1888. 

4. IMyrtle May Sawyers, born Oct. 30, 1892. 

3rd S. G. William il. Sawyers married as his third \vifc Mrs. Nannie 
H. Unnklcy. .lune 4, 1906. JMrs. Brinkley Sawyers died Oct. 19, 1908. 

WILLIAM A CLAPP'S FAMILY— Continued from Page 82. 

4th S. G. Lonzo Sawyers Clapi) manied Susan Elizabeth Bruce, May 9. 
1S9S. ]j. S. Clapp is a merchant: resides at Iiarl)ison's Crossi Roads. Tenii. 

4th S. G. .Mary Fannie Clapp nuirried Charles T. Caldwell. Feb. 29. 1897. 
Mary Fannie Caldwell died Dee. 13. 1897. One child was born to this union: 

5th S. G. David William Caldwell, born Dec. 3. 1897 Lives at New 
Market, Tenn. 

4th S. G. SMiiiuel Milliiii Clapp married Delia Adair. March 4. 1S98. No 
children. S. .M. Clapp is ;i laniu'r. living near Corrvton, Tenn. 




John Anderson Roberts. 

Emaline Sawyers Roberts. 

3rd S. G. Nareissa Emaline Sawyers, eighth child of Josiah Sawyers, 
married to John Anderson Robert.s, July 10, 1865. John A. Roberts was born 
March 15, 1836. To this union was born three children, to wit : 

4th S. G. 1. Gideon Alonzo Roberts, born March 18. 1866. 

2. Lure Jennetta Roberts, born April 7, 1867 ; died Aug. 6, 1S88 ; buried 
Washington Church. 

3. Ida Lucrette Roberts, born Sept. 6, 1872. 

4th S. G. Gideon Alonzo Roberts married in 1887 to ^liss ^Fai-ian Fannie 
Davis. To this union two children were born, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Margaret R. Roberts, born August, 1888. 

2. Winnie Davie Roberts, born Sept. 30, 1893. 

4th S. G. Ida Lucrette Roberts married June 20, 1894, to Orin Cortez 
Beamaii, born Nov. 25, 1868. To this union was born tliree children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Archie Keeth Beaman, born Sept. 6. 1895. 

2. Dean Melvin Beaman, born Feb. 10, 1898. 

3. Mary Helen Beaman. born Feb. 10, 1898. 

Orin C. Beaman and his brother are in the retail shoe business in the 
city of Knoxville, Tenn. 

3rd S. G. Josiali Fi-anklin Sawyers, tenth child of Josiah Sawyers, 
married Miss Mary E. Moore, born ila'rch 26, 1843; died May 18, 1904; "mar- 
ried Nov. 7, 1866. To this union was born two children, to wit: 

4th S. G. 1. Earl M. Sawyers, born May 10, 1879. 

2. Nora Sawders, born Aug. 3, 1870. 

Earl M. Sawyers married Feb. 14, 1905. to Miss Margaret E. Ford; lives 
at Russellville, Tenn. 

Nora Sawyers married Robert White, Aug. 31, 1898. Robert White was 
born March 26, 1876. To this union was born three children, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Mamie Lou Whiti-, born Mav 25, 1903. 

2. Vernon F. White, born Aug. 4. 1907. 

3. Carl D. White, born Oct. 1, 1909. 



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William A. Clapp. Rachel Sawyers Clapp, wife of 

William A. Clapp. 

3rd S. G. K'Mcti.l .\manda Sawyers, eleventh child of Josiah Sawyers, 
horn Ni)v. 17. 1S42. married William A. Clapp, Sept. 14, 1865. He was born 
July 4. 1840; died March 23, 1910. Buried Washington Church. Four chil- 
dren were born to this union, to wit: 

4th S. G. 1. Lillie Auston Clapp. horn -Inly 4, 1866. 

2. Lonzo Sawyers Clapp. born June 22, 1*68. 

:). ^lary Fannie Clapp. born Sept. 9, 1870. 

4. Samuel Milton Clapp. born Nov. 2. 1873. 

4th S. G. Lillie Auston Clapp married Osi-ar L. West, July 7, 1887. 
Osear L. West was born July 16, 1863; died July 7. 1901. To this union was 
lioiMi three chidli'cn, to wit: 

5th S. G. 1. Francis Lenora West, born Jan. 4. 1889. 

2. Frank Lon/.o West, born Jan. 4, 1889. 

3. Kthel Amanda West, born Nov. 11, 1890. 

Francis Lenora West is a talented young teacher, having been connected 
with the Kno.wille High School for several years. She is also a gifted 
reader of some not<'. at present a student at Columbia I'niversity, New York. 

Ktliel Anuuida AVest is also a teacher, befng^ connected with the Knox- 
viile Public Schools. Is a graduate of ]\Iaryville College. Department of Ex- 
l)ression, and is in demand for recitals constantly. She is also a teacher of 

5th S. G. Frank Lon/.o West was nuirried Feb. 27, 1913, to Miss Minnie 
Katlierine Hodges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Ilodges of Knoxville. She 
was born Sei)t. 17, 1891, and is a graduate of the Kjioxvillc High School, 
being valedictorian of her class and a young woman of much intelligence. 
Mr. and Mrs. West reside in Knox\ille. Teini. 

]"'t!ink Ij. West was horn in (iraingei- Count.v, Tenn,, but while still a 
youth his parents nu)vcd to Knoxville, whert> his mother now resides. 

Fji;ank Lon/.a West was elected a uuunber of the Lower House of tlie Ten- 
nessee Legislature in the State election held in November, 1912. He is a 
RepiiMiciin in pc. lilies ami serxcd with honor and distincti(ui as a legislator 




Thomas J. Rutherford and Wife, 
Mary Jane Sawyers Rutherford. 

3rd S. G-. Mary Jane Sawyers, twelfth child of Josiah Sawyers, born 
Nov. 22, 1847. Thomas J. Rutherford, husband, born Dee. 23, 1845. Married 
July 22, 1866, To this union two children were born, to wit. 

4th S. G, 1. James C. Rutherford, born June 19, 1867. 

2. Lina L. Rutherford, born Aug. 25, 1869. 

4th S. G. James C. Rutherford married Martha Obeli Harris, 4th H. G., 
born 1868; married in 1888. Lives at Corryton, Tenn. To this union seven 
children were born, to wit : 

5th S. 6., 5th H. G. 1. Grace Rutherford, born 1889. 

2. Irene Rutherford, born 1891. 

3. Edith Rutherford, born 1893. 

4. Clarence Rutherford, born 1895. 

5. Jeft'erson Rutherford, born 1901. 

6. Frank Rutherford, born 1905. 

7. Edna Rutherford, born 1908. 

Grace Rutherford married April 16, 1907, to C. B. Nance, born June 12, 
1884. To tliis union one child has been born, to wit : 

6th S. G.— 6th H. G. Louisa Blevins Nance, born Jan. 25, 1909. 

Irene Rutherford married April 20, 1909, to Bruce H. Chile.s. No chil- 

4th S. G. Lena L. Rutherford married to Samuel S. Nance, Jan., 1889. 
To this union two children were born, to wit : 

5th S. G. 1. Lucile Nance, born Dee. 23, 1890. 

2. Mdvy Iva Nance, born April 18, 1892. 

This family resides at Asheville, N. C. 

Thomas J. Rutherford and his son, James C. Rutherford, are pi-osperous 
farmers, living between Blaine, Tenn., and Corryton, Tenn. 


Harris Coat of Arms. 


"Eleanor Lexington'" 

"Ricii in hou.sehold pos.sessions, " is a meaiiiut:: given for the name of 
Harris, which comes from tlie Anglo-Saxon ■word, "haara," meaning lord and 
master, and the natural inference is that worldly goods are the share and 
portion of a lord. The name, first llaara, hecame Plarry, ajid "the son of 
Harry" was Harris — the letter "s" denoting the possessive ease. Variations 
of the names are Harries, liorries, and Hers. 

In Rnglaiul there are brandies of the family in every shire, ;nul in Wales 
thr Harris family is well represented. 

The oldest ferry in the I'niled States, that from Boston to Chelsea, was 
kejit by one Thomas Harris, in the early part of the Eighteenth Century. 

Harrisburg. Pennsylvania, received its name from John Harris, an Eng- 
lishman, who settled on the site of the town in 1726, and whose son established 
a ferry over the Sus(iuelianna River in IT'jS. The town was founded i!i MS'i. 
under the name of TIarrisl)urg. This was afterward changed to Louisburg. 
but in 1791 it was iueorpoi-nted under its present name. 

A belle and beauty was Ann Harris, the daughter of John Harris, who 
came to this country in the early part of the Eighteenth Century. She had 
the honor of dancing in her youth with (ieneral Washington at a ball given 
by H()l)ert Morris, llie financier of the Revolution, at whose liouse slie was 
then visiting. The dress slie wore at that time was used a number of times 
since by her descendants, on occasiiuis of state, niul is still in the i^nssession 
of her family. 

Thirty-fo\ir different Coats-of-Arms have been granted at ditrereni times 
to as nuiny branches of the Harris family. 


Simon Harris, born 176(), died ilay 11, 1831, hurifd Washington Church, 
is supposed to have been born in Southhampton County, Virginia. But little 
is known of this Harris famiily, out of which he came. We have been en- 
deavoring to ascertain and connect him with some of the original Harris 
families of Virginia, Penn.sylvania and North Carolina, but have not suc- 
ceeded. It is presumed, liowever, that he was connected with and came from 
one of these original faniilios who early emigrated to America from Scotland 
and Wales; the Harris name is a universal name, especially as connected with 
the Scotch and Welch families of Harris. He served in the Continental army 
during the latter part of the war and up to the surrender of Cornwallis at 
Yorktown, and M-as one of tlie soldiers who witnessed the surrender. He mar- 
liid Kebecea Davis, in 1796, she lieing a native of Kockbridge County, Va. 
Rut little is known of her family, but that she had a brother whose name was 
Kinclien. for whom Samuel, the twelfth child of Simon Harris, was named. 
From ti'adition, this Davis family was one of the substantial, wealthy families 
of Rockbridge County, Va. We, her grandchildren who are alive, well re- 
member her relating that when she was but a girl of four or five years that 
ihe British soldiers would put her back of them on their and ride 
lipr up and down the public road, which goes to prove that she must have been 
a beautifid and attractive cliild. At the tinu^ of their marriage they located 
and lived foi' eleven years about four miles from Jerusalem, then the county 
seat of Southhampton County, Va.. the county seat now being Courtland. 
At the end of this time he, with his family, moved and resided near Raleigh, 
N. C, where thej^ lived for about ten years. At this time. Turner, their oldest 
child, was in the neighborhood of twenty-one years and decided to go West, 
possibly as far West as Missouri. The family decided to go with him, or fol- 
low him. TTp to this time eleven children had been born in the family, three 
of whom had died in infancy, leaving eight. Mariah Crawford, T. J. Craw- 
ford's mother, has often repeated to him, and to others, of their removal from 
North Carolina, to Knox County. 

This removal occurred in the fall of 1817. It i.s about three hundred miles 
from Raleigh, N. C, to Knox County, Tenn. They got a late start in the fall, 
Avinter came upon them, and a deep snow fell on the ground before they could 
get throiigh the mountains. Four of the children were old enough to make 
the trip walking pai-t of this journey, for the family was in poor circumstances, 
as far as providing transportation, and so far as we know, all that they had 
was conveyed in one or two wagons drawn by ox teams. We have from T. J. 
Crawford's mother the fact that she was about tifteen years old and was one 
of the children who walked part of this journey. It is to be presumed 
Ihat Turner had a horse, for no young man at that time would start West 
without a horse. They possibly had one or two horses besides the ox teams. 
At what time they arrived upon the Ilolston River, about fifteen miles east of 
the city of Knoxville, is not known, but we presume that it was in mid-winter. 
Whether they stopped to spend the winter at this place, or stopped on account 
of the sickness of the oldest child, Turner, is not known, but during this winter 
Turner sickened and died, and was buried in, now, an unknown grave. The 
death of Turner cut short their Western tour and the family remained on this 
farm, then owned by a man by the name of McMillan, possibly two or three 
years. Here, on Sept. 12, 1818, was born their twelfth child, Samuel Kinchen 
Harris. Their next home was on a farm one mile north of old Washington 
Church, where they lived up to the death of Simon Harris, May 11, 1831. 

But little is known of the early training of this family, but their sur- 
roundings and environments in North Carolina and Virginia were among the 
best citizens of those sections. We know that their surroundings must have 
been such as to impress upon them a wholesome, religious and moral influ- 


ence, for they early connected themselves with old Washington Church. This 
family was so reared and trained hy their pions parents as to place them in 
the tiVst ranks of society, church and State; all marrying into llie best fam- 
ilies among the membership of old Washington Church. 

In lS;?n Simon Harris was informed by letter that his grandmother, who 
resided within four miles of the town of Jerusalem, then the county seat of 
Southhniiii)ton County, Va., had died, leaving him, either by will or as a sole 
heir, an estate consisting of two hundred acres of land and some valuable 
slaves, how many is not known. Upon receipt of this letter he rode all the 
way to Southhampton County, Va., to look after this estate. A man by the 
name of JIcGhee or Ghee was executor or administrator of this estate, and 
hearing that Simon Harris was coming, ran the negro slaves away and re- 
ported when he arrived that the slaves had run away, wliich was a common 
thing at that time, for they would work their way North. This was .done to 
deceive Simon Hai'ris. He became very angry at the actions of this man, so 
much so he determined that he would return at some unexpected moment 
and find the slaves. 

However, he disposed of all the personal property except the slaves and a 
wagon and team, which he drove through to his home, by way of the salt 
works located at Saltville, Va., where he procured a load of salt which he 
brought home, arriving in the late winter or early spring. He was very sick 
when he arrived home, so much so that his condition from then until his death 
May 11, 1831, was so critical that his wife learned but little, if anything, 
about this estate. 

The compiler has been making considerable effort to find out, if possible, 
if there was. or is now, any property. It is possible that this statement is all 
that will ever appear in this history. But it is hoped that the present investi- 
gations will result in some valuable information; if so. it will he added later. 

Kinchen Davis and a brother, whose name we have not, were in the mer- 
cantile business in Rockbridge Coimty, Va., and Sim'On Harris being at that 
time a man of considerable wealth, endorsed for them. In the course of time, 
about ti II years after the marriage of Simon Harris to Rebecca Davis, the Da- 
vis Brothei's failed in business and Simon Harris lost all his possessions, except 
that willed to him by his grandmother, which he never did get nor has it ever 
been possessed by any of the family since. This financial disaster was the 
cause of the removal of Simon Harris' family from Southhampton County, 
Va., to near Raleigh, N. C, and eventually to East Tennessee. 

Originally, the Davis family and the Harris family were wealthy people, 
as is evidenced by Simon Harris being heir to his grandmother's property 
and traditions concerning his wealth. The Davis family also was wealthy 
and influential, for in that day and time a man in the mercantile busriness 
was compelled to have more than the average man. 

After the death. of Simon Harris in 1831, his wife, with the assistance of 
her son, Samuel K. Harris, and daughters, Clara, Mariah and 'Martha, con- 
tinued to keep house up till the marriage of her son, Samuel, in 1840, at 
which time .she. with her daughter Martha, made her home with her son 
Samuel, Clara making her home with her sister, IMariali Crawford. While 
Grandmother Harris made her -home with Samuel Harris, she visited many 
months at a time with her other children. This visitation continued up till 
about two years prior to her death, .spending these last two years in the 
home of Samuel Harris. About January 1. lS(i8, while walking across the 
floor, she stumbled on the carpet, fell and broke one of her hips, from which 
she never recovered, finally dying January Ifi^ l.Sfi3, at the age of 86 years. 
She was Ituried by the side of lu'r linsband in Washington Church Cemetery. 

Being a life-long Christian, she died in the full triumph of saving grace, 
leaving bdnnd her, as nn example worthy of imitation, a life well spent to 
her family, lier country and her God. 



Simon Harris, born 1766; died May, 11, 1831; buried Washington Church. 
Rebeckah Davis, bom March 15, 1777; died Jan. 16, 1863; bureid Washing- 
ton Church. Married about 1796. To this union twelve children were born, 
to wit : 

2nd S. G. 1. Turner Harris, born 1797; died 1817. 

2. Nancy Elizabeth Harris, born Feb. 20, 1799; died Dec. 20, 1864; buried 
Washington Clnirch. 

3. A boy. wlio died in 1801 in infancy. 

■4. Mariah Harris, born 1802 ; died Dec. 19, 1881 ; buried Washington 

5. A boy, who died in 1804. 

6. Clara Harris, born 1806; died August, 1871; buried Washington 

7. Rebecca Harris, born 1808 ; died July 15, 1809 ; buried Washington 

■8. James Jefferson Harris, bom 1810; died Oct. 7, 1892; buried Wash- 
ington Church. 

9. Jacob Harris, born Nov. 18, 1813; died Jan. 16, 1894; buried Wash- 
ington Church. V /6 // /i'7S~' 

10. Martha Harris, bom 18^, died Aug. -24; 1S*€ ; buried Washington 
T'hurch. _ 

11. Twin brother, dead born,! /^/^ 

12. Samuel Kinchen Harris, born Sept. 12, 1818; died May 4, 1900; buried 
Anderson Cemetery. 





James T. Ingfram Mary E. Edmondson 

Son and daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Ingram. 

2nd H. G. Nancy Elizabith Harris, daughter of Simon Harris, was born 
February 20, 1799; died Dec. 20, ]y64: buried Washington Church. Married 

3, 1840; buried Washington 

to wit : 

9. 1824: died Jan. 19. 1908; 

William Ingram, born July 3, 1S03; died Aug. 
Churcli. To this union was born eight cliildren, 
3rd H. G. 1. James T. Ingram, born Dec. 
buried Fairtield, Mo. 

2. Martha Jane Ingram, born July 6, 1826. 

3. Mary Ellen Ingram, l)orn June" 27, 1828. 

4. Thomas Jefferson Ingram, born Jan. 23, 1830; died, buried Washing- 
ton Church. 

5. Mariah Emaline Ingram, born July 29, 1833. 

6. Rachel Melvira Ingram, l)orn Sept. 29, 183"); died Dec. 14. 1839: bur- 
ied Washington f'hurcli. 

7. William E. Ingram, b.uii .\iig. Ifi, 1837; died July 8. 1838: buried 
Wasliington ("hurch. 

8. John Samuel Ingram, born May 21, 1839. 

3rd H. G. Jame,s T. Ingram, first child of Elizalieth and AVilliaiu In- 
gram, born Dec. 29, 1824; married Heliecca Reed Ingram, born Oct, 1.5, 1824; 
died. To this union was born two chihh'en, to wit: 

4th H. G. 1. Mariah E. Ingram, bnrn Dec, 12, 1849: died May 11, 1S53 : 
l)uried Washington Clmrcli. 

2. Nancy Caroline Ingram, linrn Se])l, 4, 1852: died S,.|.l. L'7. 1910; Imr- 
ied Tj, p. I'nion Church, lientonville, IVFo. 

3rd H, G. James T, Ingram by his second marriage had three children, 
to wit : 


4th H. G. 1. William Turner Ingram, born Dec. 4, 1858; died Nov. 30, 
1861 ; buried Washington Church. 

2. Thomas Jeft'erson Ingram, born Sept. 2, 1860; died Oct. 28, I860; 
buried Washington Church. 

3. John Henry Ingram, born Sept. 21. 1861; died Sept. 23. 1874; buried 
Fairfield, Mo. 

3rd H. G. James T. Ingram married as his third wife ]\[iss Sarah C. 
Malone, born March 6, 1839: married Jan. 18. 1865; died Feb. 11, 1872; bur- 
ied Fairfield, Mo. James T. Ingram died Jan. 19, 1908; buried Faii'field, Mo. 
To this union was born three children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Laura M. Ingram, born Oct. 8, 1866. 

2. Ella Ingram, born June 19, 1868; died Aug. 1, 1869; buried Chilla- 
cotha. Mo. 

3. James M. Ingram, born March 26, 1870. 

James T. Ingram was born in Knox County, Tennessee, in 1824, where 
he lived until about 1864, when he moved to Kentucky, in 1865, where he 
married his third wife. He lived in Kentucky until about 1870, removing then 
to Missouri, first to Chillaeotha County for seme years, then moved to Pair- 
field, Mo., where he died in 1908. 

4th H, 6. Nancy Caroline Ingram married John C. Miller about 1870. 
To this union was born eight children, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Bettie B. Miller, born Dec. 25, 1871. 

2. Myrtie L. Miller, born Dec. 14, 1877. 

3. George F. Miller, born Feb. 5, 1882. 

4. Laura E. Miller, born June 2, 1884. 

5. Forrest H. Miller, born Nov. 8, 1886. 

6. Dessie M. Miller, born March 4, 1889 ; dead ; buried L. P. Union Cem- 
etery, Bentonville, Mo. 

7. Loie E. Miller, born Feb. 10, 1892. 

8. Audrie C. Miller, born Sept. 28, 1898. 

Nancy Caroline Miller died Sept. 27. 1910. Buried at L. P. -Union Church, 
Bentonville, Mo. 

5th H. G. Bettie B. IMiller married Henry Demit, who was born May 5, 
1870. To this union two children have been born, to wit : 

6th H. G. 1. Fern Demit, born March 5, 1900. 

2. Forrest Demit, born June 25, 1903. 

5th H. G. Myrtle L. Miller married J. L. Cates, who was born March 15, 
1876. To this union two children have been born, to wit : 

6th H. G. 1. Chester Cates, born May 21, 1902. 

2. Laurence Cates, born Dec. 3, 1908. 

5th H. G. George F. Miller married Harriet Breshears, born Aug. 13, 
1883. To this union three children have been born, to wit: 

6th H. G. 1. Dolan Lester Miller, born June 2. 1906. 

2. Noble North Miller, born Oct. 11, 1906. 

3. Nolan Kenneth Miller, born Oct. 13, 1911. 

5th H. G. Laura E. Miller married Jack Young, born Nov. 13, 1880. To 
this union has been born two children, to wit: 

6th H. G. 1. Lennie Young, born March 25, 1908. 

2. Bertie Young, born Feb. 25, 1913. 

5th H. G. Loie E. Miller married Berchie Breshears, born 1891. To this 
union has been born one child, to wit: 

6th H. G. Zelma Breshears, born April 19, 1913. 

4th H. G. Laura M. Ingram was married Oct. 8, 1882, to W. A. Bird 
of Fairfield, Mo. To this union was born five children, to wit : 


5th H. G. 1. Sarah Marparet Bird, born Nov. 3, 1883. 

2. Nancv Svbel Bird, born March 25, 1885. 

3. William B. Bird, born Dee. 7, 1886. 

4. James H. Bird, born Jan. 4, 1889. 

5. Lemuel Bird, born Jan. 4, 1889. 
Laura iM. Bird lives at Fairfield, Mo. 

6th H. G. Sarah Margaret Bird married Ferdanand Bailey. March 10. 
1907. Ferdanand Bailey died Jan. 18, 1908; buried Bentonville, Mo. To this 
union was born one child, to wit : 

6th H. G. Ferdanand W. Bailev, born April 19, 1908. 

5th H. G. William B. Bird married Zola McFerrin, Dee. 23. 1908. To 
Ihis union two children have been born, to wit: 

6th H. G. 1. Bula B. Bird, born Dec. 1, 1909: died Dec. 31. 1909; bur- 
ied Fairfield, Mo. 

2. Zelma ]\Iaree Bird, born April 28, 1911. 

William B. Bird and familv live at Fairfield, Mo. 

5th H. G. James H. Bird married Golda E. Crabtree, Dec. 24, 1909. To 
this union one .son has been born, to wit: 

6th H. G. George Raymond Bird, born Sept. 20, 1910. 

James 11. Bird lives at Fairfield, Mo. 

5th H. G. Lemuel M. Bird married Miss O. C. Crabtree, Dec. 24, 1909. 
To this union one son has been born, to wit : 

6th H. G. William Ralph Bird, born Aug. 4, 1911. 

L. M. Bird lives at Fairfield, Mo. 

4th H. G. James M. Ingram, born March 26, 1870, married Mary L. 
Kirbv, Feb. 25, 1893. To this union was born five children, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Sarah B. Ingram, born Nov. 19, 1893; died Jan. 29, 1894: 
buried Fairfield, Mo. 

2. James M. Ingram, Jr.. born July 19, 1895. 

3. Arnold A. Ingram, born IMay 19, 1898. 

4. Ira Luther Ingram, born Feb. 19, 1901. 

5. Tina Gilbert Ingram, born Sept. 2, 1904. 

3rd H. G. ^Lirtha Jane Ingram, born July 6, 1826, married James Har- 
ris, who died April 3, 1881 : buried Washington Church. To this union was 
born six children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Rebecca Harris, born Jan 18, 1847. 

2. Maiy Elizabeth Harris, born June 3, 1849. 

3. Richard Harris, born Jan. 25, 1852; died April 15, 1912; buried 
Washburn, Tenn. 

4. Isabell Harris, born 1856; died Dec. 2, 1885. 

5. Julia Harris, born July 26, 1867. 

6. Mariah Harris, born Aug. 1, 1869. 

4th H. G. Rebecca Harris married Calvin Kitts, born June 2, 1839. They 
married August 18, 1882. To this union was l)orn three children, two of 
whom are living, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. .Minnie Kitts, born June 2, 1886. 

2. Bess Kitts, born Feb. 23, 1890. 

Calvin Kitts is a farmer and trader. Has also been a Magistrate and 
teacher. Iji\('s at Ijuttrell. Tenn. 

5th H. G. ^linnie Kitts was married in 1911 to Charley Davis, of Blaine, 

4th H. G. Julia Harris, born July 26, 1867; married a Mr. Shipe about 
1881. To this luiion was born foui' children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Robert Shipe. b(irn Dee. 21, 1882. 

2. Fleta Shipe, boi-n Aug. 17, 1S87; dead. 

3. Edna II. Shipe, born July 4, 1897. 

4. Reva Shipe, born Dec. 15, 1904. 


Julia Harris Sliipe married as her second husband J. V. Reagan, Sept. 
2, 1911. They live in Kuoxville, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Jlariah C. Harris, born Aug. 1, 1.8«9, married J. W. Neal, born 
Feb. 21. 1866. They married July 2, 1891. To this union was born seven 
cliildren. to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Lucy Belle Neal, born April 30, 1892. 

2. Hattie Lee Neal, born May 27, 1894. 

3. Hubert Henry Neal, born Aug. 2. 1896. 

4. Nellie Otelah Neal, born Dee. 19, 1899; died Jan. 6, 1900; buried 
Tazewell. Tenn. 

5. Lillie Beatrice Neal, born Aug. 5, 1901. 

6. William Luther Neal, born Aug. 31, 1904. 

7. Johnnie "William Neal, Jr., born March 5, 1907. 

Mr. Neal and family reside at Dante, Knox County, Tenn. He is a farmer 
and contractor. 

James Harris was a prosperous farmer and lived two miles east of the 
■ Washington Church, on the Washington Pike, where he and his wife lived 
and died. 

3rd H. 6. Mary E. Ingram, born June 27, 1828; married May 1, 1855, 
to John Samuel Edmondson, born Feb. 7, 1824; died May 18, 1865; buried 
Washington Church. To this union was born four children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. William Edmondson. born March 18, 1856; died Aug. 17, 
1856 ; buried Washington Church. 

2. Demarcus M. Edmondson. born Dee. 6, IS57. 

3. Martha Elizabeth Edmondson, born Dec. 12, 1861; died Jan. 16, 
1911; buried Hopewell Cemetery. 

4. Ella Jane Edmondson, born Feb. 23, 1865. 

4th H. G. Demarcus M. Edmondson married Oct. 25, 1893, to Hattie 
E. ]\Ieek, born May 23, 1866. To this union was born five children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Ralph Edmondson, born July 29, 1894; died Oct. 6, 1899; 
buried Goufifan Cemetery. 

2. Walter Edmondson, born June 24, 1896; died May 18, 1897; buried 
Gouffan Cemete''y. 

3. Herbert Edmondson, born Dec. 22, 1897 ; died June 27, 1898 ; buried 
Goufifan Cemetery. 

4. Rosalie Edmondson, born Nov. 13, 1899. 

5. Ailleen Edmondson, born Jidy 12, 1902. 

4th H. G. Martha Elizabeth Edmondson married Pleasant Alexander 
Alley, Aug. 27, 1884. P. A. Alley was born Feb. 2, 1854 ; died Nov. 19, 1909 ; 
buried Hopewell Cemetery, Mascot, Tenn. Martha Elizabeth Alley died Jan. 
^6, 1911; buried Hopewell Cemetery. To this union was born five children, 
to wit . 

5th H. G. 1. Infant daughter born and died June 20, 1885. 

2. William Allev, born Feb. 20, 1888. 

3. Marshall Alley, born Dec. 17, 1890. 

4. Glennie Lucile Alley, born Feb. 17, 1893. 

5. Easter Lillie Alley, born April 2, 1899. 

5th H. G. William Alley married June 25, 1911, to Miss Lockie Evans, 
born Aug. 22, 1891. One son was born to this union (6th H. G.), born July 

5th H. G. Marshall Alley married Miss Bessie Carter, Sept. 27, 1911. 

Pleasant Alley was a farmer and lived at Mascot, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Ella Jane Edmondson, born Feb. 23, 1865, married William 
Buckley Stormer, born 1860. They were married in 1887. To this union was 
born five children, to wit: 


5th H. G. 1. Edward Wesley Stormer. born 1-888. 

2. Lucv ]\Iae Storiner, born 1890. 

3. Ethel Rutclia Stormor, born 1891. 

4. Oharle.s Paigenc Stornicr, born 1893. 

5. William Lawsou Stoi'nicr, boin 1909. 

Mr. Stormer and family live in Hinds' Valley, Knox County, Tenn. 

5th H. G. Edward Wesley Stormer married Dee. 24. 1911, to :Miss Nora 
IMynatt. born in 18.89. Lives on Beaver Creek, Knox County. Tenn. 

John Samuel Edinondson. born Feb. 2, 1824, was the oldest son of John 
Baxter Edmondson. About 1850 he married a Miss Kirk, who died, leaving 
one son. James Edmondson, who died in 1910, His home was on a part of his 
father's farm on wliieh his son, ^Marcus, now lives, J. S. Edmondson married 
as his second wife i\Iary Elizabeth Ingram, He lived and died at the old 
home, May 18, 1865, and is buried at the Washington Chureh Cemetery, 

3rd H. G. ^Mariah Emaline Ingram, born July 29, 1833; married John P, 
Bledsoe, Oct., 1851, Jolin P. Bledsoe was born Dec. 31. 1831; died about 1883. 
Mariah E. Ingram died about 1882. Both are buried in Texas. To this union 
was born eight children, to wit : 

4th H. 6. 1. Nancy Jane Bledsoe, liorn Sept. 3. 1852; married John 
Chiles, Nancy Jane Bledsoe is dead. No children, 

2. Marv Catherine Bledsoe, born Julv 31, 1855. 

3. WilHam F. E. Bledsoe, born March 14, 1858, 

4. Malkija V. Bledsoe, born April 9, 1861; dead; married John Parvin : 
had two children (names not known). 

5. Thomas Giles Bledsoe, born July 31, 1864, 

6. Charles Bledsoe. 

7. Alonza Bledsoe. 

8. Alice Bledsoe, married John Parvin: had one daughter (name not 

John P. Bledsoe was a son of one of the Bledsoe families who were among 
the tirst emigrants from Virginia to Knox County, Tenn. He was born and 
raised on the head waters of Roseberry Creek, one mile north of the Wash- 
ington Pike. At the time of his marriage he settled upon a part of the old 
farm, and lived there until he juoved to Texas in 1878. The record of this 
family is not as complete as we would like to have had it, but owing to the 
fact that the entire family moved to Texas, and the father and mother being 
dead for over twenty years, the presumption is that the family is so scattered 
that we arc only able to produce in this Record what has been written, 

3rd H, G. John Sarnm-l Ingram, l)orn May 21, 1839, married Clara An- 
derson about 1SG0. To this union one daughter was born, 

4th H. G. Jiisc])lune Ingram, who married Orvil Mynatt and moved to 

John Samuel Ingram married as his second wife Jona Johnson. They 
live in Knox County. Tenn. No children. He is a prosperous farmer and 
stock trader and lives near Washington Church. John Samuel Ingram served 
as a private in Company C, First Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. Army, Civil War. 
(See Military Record), 

Nancy Elizabeth Harris was l)orn Feb. 20, 1799, in Southhampton County, 
Virginia, The Simon Harris family immigrated to Knox County, Tennessee. 
in 1817. Nancy Elizal)etli married William Ingram about 1823. William 
Ingram was a son of one of the ])ion('or families wlio located in Knox County. 
Their liome was about two or lliree miles east of the Washington Clnu'ch on 
the Wasliington Pike, and is the same home now occupied by Steve Grove 
of this record. There they lived, raised their family, died and were buried at 
old Washington Church, of which they were members. 


T. J. Crawford, son of Mariah 
Harris Crawford. 

Mariah Harris Crawford. 

2nd H. G. Mariah Harris, fourth rhihl ut' Siuioa and Kebee-ca Harris, 
born 1802; died Dec. 19, 1881; burietl Wa.shington Church. :\larried Thomas 
Crawford, born Aug. 4, 1794; died March 4, 1872. They were married about 
1838. To this union was born one son, to wit: 

3rd H. G. Thomas J. Crawford, born Feb. 21, 1840. 

Thomas Crawford, born Aug. 4, 1794, was the son of Samuel Crawford, 
horn 1758; died May 14, 1822; buried Washington Claurch. A Revolutionary 
soldier. Samuel Crawford, grandfather of Thomas J. Crawford, is also the 
great grandfather of the cliildren of James C. II. Sawyers of this History; 
also tlie great grandfather of Drusilla Harris Crawford's cliildren. 

3rd H. G. Thomas J. Crawford was married to Annie E. Moore, born 
Feb. 22, 1861 ; married Nov. 22, 1882. To this union was born one daughter, 
Annie Mariah Crawford, born ilarch 16, 1884. Thomas J. Crawford was a 
prosperous farmer, owning a large farm one mile north of Washington 
Church, being his father's old farm. He was also a prosperous merchant at 
the town of Gi'aveston, Tenn., for a number of years after the close of the 
Civil War up to his removal to Knoxville. About September, 1884, however, 
he disposed of his merchandise and farm, and with his family removed to 
the city of Knoxville, where the.y have resided ever since. He is a graduate 
of Maryville College, graduating from that institution about the outbreak 
of the Civil War. 

A. Mai-ia Crawford, daughter of T. J. and Annie Moore Crawford, was 
educated in the Knoxville City Schools and the Univer.s.ity of Tennessee. She 
is a gifted young woman; began selling stories and verse to magazines when 
a junior in college; author of one book, "Roses and Rue." Has sold stories 
and articles to Munsey's ^lagazine. Tlie Ladies Home Journal, Smith's Mag- 
azine, Outer's Book and other magazines; syndicate stories to McClure's 
Newspaper Syndicate ; features to the New York Sun, etc. ; juvenile stories 
to Presbyterian, ^lethodist. Catholic magazines and papers, as well as juven- 
ile stories and verse to non religious publications. 

2nd H. G. Clara Harris, born 1806; died, 1871; buried Wash- 
ington Church. Married to Amos Carter, as his second wife, about 1850, Amos 
Carter dying a few years tliereafter. Amos Carter's home was at Spout Hol- 
low, between McMillan Station and Mascot, Tenn. He was a devout Christian 
gentleman and a member of the ilethodist Church. 



James H. Roberts, son of Rebecca Rebecca Harris Roberts. 

Harris Roberts. 
2nd H. G. K.' Harris, horn July lo, 1809; died Aug. 30, 1888; 
liuried Washington Cluuch. Henry G. Roberts, born Jan. 20, 1809; died Nov. 
16. 1865; l)uried Wasliington fluireh. ^Married in 1839. To this union was 
horn ten chihli-en. to wit : 

3rd H. G. 1. William .M. Kohirts. horn Feb. 13. 1830; died in infant-y. 

2. Jaiui's II. Koherts. horn Oct. 2."). 1831 ; died Nov. 28, 1911. 

3. Pleasant A. Hoherts. horn July 13, 1833; dic-d July, 1896; buried 
Washington Churcii. 

4. Mariah J. Koberts. horn May 1.'). 1835; died Jan. 9. 1911: buried 
Jonesville, Va. 

.">. Andrew W. Uoiierts, i)orn June 27, ISSl . 

6. Thonuis J. Roberts, born JMay 11, 1S40; died Fel). 2. 1871; buried 
Washington Chureh. 

7. John M. Rohi'ris. hurn .Inly 1.'). 1S42: d\vd July 22, 1862; liuried at 
Washington Chureh. 

8. Franklin ]M. Rol)erts. hoi'ii Dee. 23. 184.'.; died .\pril 20, 1904: buried 
Washington Chureh. 

9. xMargaret A. Roberts, horn Jan. 31, 1847; died Oct. 8. 1908: buried 
Old Gray Cemetery. 

10. Einaline Roberts, born April 20, 1849. 



3rd H. G. James Ilaniilton Roberts, seeoml ehild of Rebecea Harris and 
Henry (i. Roberts, born Oet. 25, 1831; married Jan. 15. 1852; died Nov. 28. 
1911; Iniried Pleasant Grove. Married Saphrona Ellis, born Dec 7, 1833; 
died I\Iay 8, 1.892; buried PI; asant Grove. To this union was boi'n twelve 
ehildren, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Hugh L. Roberts, born Oet. 2.'). 1852: died June 23, 1853; 
buried Roberts Grave Yard. 

2. Elnora Roberts, born May 28. 1854. 

3. Cordelia Roberts, born March 1, 1856. 

4. William P. Roberts, born Jan. 25, 1858. 

5. Florada Roberts, born Dec. 4, 1860. 

6. Lillie Irene Roberts, born 1862; dead; bui-ii d Pleasant Grove. 

7. Lula Roberts, born 1865; died 1867; l)iiried Roberts Grave Yard. 

8. Love Roberts, born 1867. 

9. Zula May Roberts, born 1870. 

10. Charles T. Roberts, born Sept. 20. 1873: died June 27. Ilt(l7; buried 
Pleasant Grove. 

11. Sidney Pleasant Roberts, born 1875. 

12. Bunnie Roberts, born 1877. 

James Hamilton Roberts was a farmer and tanner by trade, owning and 
operating a large tannery near Graveston, Tenn. In religion he was a devout 
Methodist. He was above the average citizen m intelligence and usefulness 
in the community in which he lived. At the outbi'eak of the Civil War he 
espoused the cause of the South, his brother. Pleasant Roberts, also servin" 
in the Confederate Army. Their father, however, was a Union man and 
adhered to the side of the Government throughout the entire four years' 
struggle. His home was near Graveston, Tenn., where he lived to the" good 
old age of eighty years, and was buried at Pleasant Grove. 

4th H. G. Elnora Roberts, second child of James H. Roberts, born Oct. 
25. 1852: married Thomas J. Snavely, born 1848. ^Married 1878. To this 
union was born six children, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Myrtle Snavely, born 1879: married 1906 to Mi-. Parker, 
lives at Graveston, Tenn. 

2. Harry Guy Snavely, born 1884. 

3. Bessie Lee Snavely, born 1886. 

4. Lucile Snavely, born 1889. 

5. Arthur Joe Snavely, born 1891. 

6. Ruth Jennings Snavely, born 1.896. 

Thoma.s J. Snavely died July 29, 1913, at Fountain City, Tenn. He 
was buried at Pleasant Grove. Union Count}'. Tenn. 

4th H. G. Cordelia Roberts, third child of James H. Roberts, born March 
1, 1856, married Rev. John C. Runyan, a Methodist minister. To this uni'on 
was born five ehildren, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Wexler Runyan. 

2. Onslo W. Runyan. 

3. Alice K. Runyan. 

4. James Rirnyan. 

5. Edwin Runyan. 

Rev. John C. Runyan is dead and buried at Pleasant Grove. 
5th H. G. Alice K. Runyan married Dr. Fred Neergard, residence. Rut- 
ledge. Tenn. To this union was born one child, to wit : 
6th H. G. Fred Neergard, Jr., born Sept., 1907. 
5th H. G. Edwin Runyan married Ova Boles. Live at Oakwood. 


4th H. G. Florada A. Roberts, fifth child of James H. Roberts, born 
Dee. 4. 1860. married Aug. 9, 1881, to J. H. Stouesipher. born June 22, 1855; 
died Jan. 2, 188.'); buried at the old home. To this union was born two 
ehildren. to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. J. II. Stonesipher, Jr., born Aug. 3, 1882; died Mareh 28, 
1884; buried Old (iray Cemetery. 

2. May Stouesii)licr, born Dec. i), 1883; died Jan. 7, 1884; buried Old 
Gray Cemetery. 

Flora A. Stonesipher married as her second husband Arthur V. Sullivan. 
April 2.'i. 1SS8. Lives in Knoxville. Tenn. 

4th H. G. Lillie Irene Roberts, sixth child of James II. Roberts, born 
1862: died May 2. 1892. Buried Pleasant Grove. :Married Albert Sidney 
Davis. To this union was born one daughter, to v;it : 

5th H. G. Lillie Sidney Davis, born April 25, 1892. 

4th H. G. Love Roberts, eighth child of James II. Roberts, born 1867. 
married Martin V. Clapp. To this union was born four ehildren, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Elsie Clapp, born 1892. 

2. Saphi-ona Clapp, born 1897. 

3. Zetta Clapp, born 1903. 

4. Ned Ed Clapp. born 1909. 

This family lives at Washburn, Tenn. 

4th H. G. " Zula ]\Iay Roberts, born 1870. married James Bell. To this 
union one sou was born, to wit : 

5th H. G. James Joseph Bell. 

4th H. G. Charles T. Roberts, tenth child of James H. Roberts, born 
Sept. 20. 1873; died Julv 27, 1906; buried Pleasant Grove. iMarried Luella 
Hill, Feb. 19. 1896. Lue'lla Hill was l)orn April 29. 1880. To this union was 
born two children, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Ellis C. Roberts, born Aug. 17. 1897. 

2. Carl II. Roberts, born .March 10, 1900. 

4th H. G. Sidney P. Robi-rts, eleventh child of James H. Roberts, born 
Aug. 31, 1875; married Sept. 27, 1904. to Beatrice ]\IeClure, born Aug. 12, 
1877. Tie lives at Whitesburg. Tenn., in the mercantile business. To this 
iinidii has l)een born two children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Joe Jim Roberts, born Dee. 12, 1905. 

2. Sidney Charles Huberts, bom March 26, 1908. 

4th H. G. Bunnie Roberts, twelfth child of James H. Roberts, born Dec. 
26, 1877. married .luly 2. 1902. to HoI.ert T. Boles, born May 13. 1876. Mr. 
Boles is a farmer and lumberman and lives in Cnion County. Tenn. To this 
union has been born four children, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Guy J. Boles, born .lune 17, 1!K)3. 

2. Inez H. Boles, born Sept. 28, 1904. 

3. .Margrette T. Boles, born A])ril 7. 1906. 

4. Charles M. Boles, born Sei)t. 28. 1907. 

3rd H. G. Mariali .1. Roberts, third child of Rebecca Harris and Henry 
G. Roberts, l)orn May 15, 1835; died .Ian. 9. 1911; buried Jonesville, Va. 
.Married to A. M. Brown, of .lonesville. Va.. .\i)ril 20. 1891. A. :M. Brown 
died in 1907. .Mariali .1. Rol.eits Brown lived ;uid .lied a member of Old 
WasliioLMon ( 'liiireli. 

3rd H. G. .\ndre\v \V. Roberts, liftli child .,r Henry <i. and Rebecca 
< Harris) Roberts, was born June 27, 1837: died Rutledge, Tenn. Married 
Jane Sanders, born 1><45 ; nuirricd in 1864. To this union six children were 
horn, lo wit : 

4th H. G. 1. John W. Hoherts. born 1867. 

2. Walter S, Robert s, born Nov. 8. 1868. 

3. Mettie Roherts, born Feb. (i, 1,S70. 

4. Jesse B. Roberts, born 1872. 


5. Mollie Roberts, born Dec. 23, 1875; died Nov. 11. 1890; buried Rut- 
ledge, Tenn. 

6. Frank Roberts, born Sept. 1, 1879. 

7. Henry G. Roberts, Jr., born 1886. 

8. Lucy" Roberts, born :\Iay 23. 1882; died Dec. 8. 1890; buried Rut- 
ledge, Tenn. 

John W. Roberts married Aug. 14, 1890, to Hattie Rueker, born Jan. 
22, 1869; died May 29, 1905; buried Rutledge, Tenn. To this union four 
children were born, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Eva Roberts, born Aug. 23, 1891. 

2. Persie Roberts, born May 7, 1897. 

3. Lanie Roberts, born April 6, 1894. 

4. Lena Roberts, born May 30, 1896. 

John W. Roberts married as hi.^ second wife Laura Long, born Oct. 12, 
1871 ; mai'ried Nov. 26, 1906. To this union two children have been born: 

5th H. G. 1. ]\rosy Roberts, born Oct. 6, 1907. 

2. Murphy Roberts, born Nov. 10. 1908. 

Walter S. Roberts married Francis Lambert, Dec. 19, 1895, at Hender- 
son, Ky. To tliis union three children have been born, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Andrew Lambert Roberts, born Jan. 4, 1898; died April 
10, 1900. 

2. Walter S. Roberts, Jr., born Jan. 3, 1902. 

3. Judith Francis Roberts, born :\Iarch 10. 190S. 

Walter S. Roberts is an attorney at law and lives in Knosville. Tenn. 
Mettie Roberts married Dr. J. H. Campbell, born 1856. Rutledge. Tenn. 
^[arried Feb. 14, 1887. To this union four children have been born, to wit: 
5th H. G. 1. IMeta Campbell, born Nov. 22. 1889. 

2. Albert Campbell, born March 20, 1900. 

3. Crillers Campbell, born September, 1907. 

4. J. H. Campbell. Jr.. born October. 1909. 

Jesse B. Roberts married Oct. 10. 1896. to Crilla McDurmott. Live at 
Cleveland, Ohio. No children. 

Frank Roberts married in 1902 to P]dna Farris, horn 1877. To this union 
was I)orn one son, to wit : 

5th H. G. Jesse B. Roberts, born Feb. 10, 1906. 

This family lives at Bridge Water, N. C. 

3rd H. G. IMargaret A. Roberts, ninth child of Rebecca Harris and Henrv 
G. Roberts, born Jan. 31, 1847; died Oct. 8, 1908; buried Gray Cemetery, 
Knoxville, Tenn. Married August, 1877, to Daniel Meek IMcJIillan, born Dec. 
28. 1843: died Feb. 10, 1907; buried Gray Cemetery. To this union was born 
three children, to wit: 

4th H. G. 1. Henry Graham MclMillan, born June 14. 1878. Married 
June 16. 1910, to ^liss Louise Barbour, of Niicholasville, Kv., born August 
17, 1886. 

2. Kate Annette McMillan, born Dec. 24, 1879; Knoxville. Tenn. 

3. Robert McBee ]\rc:\Iillan. born May 7, 1884; Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Robert McBee :\rc:\lillan was married April 16. 1913. to Miss 
Phoebe A. Park, born 1890. Phoebe A. Park is a daughter of William A. 
Park, and granddaughter of the late Rev. James Park. D. D.. pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, for over forty years. 

Daniel Meek ]Mc]\Iillan was born and rai.sed at Jlascot, Tenn. His father 
was Gaines i\lcMillan. About 1890 he moved his family to Knoxville, Tenn.. 
where he died in 1907. He and liis wife are buried in Old Gray Cemetery, 
side by side. Daniel ]\Ieek ^Ic^Millan was a soldier in the Fnion Army, serv- 
ing in the 9th Tennessee Cavalry (See Jlilitary Record.) 

3rd H. G. Emaline Roberts, tenth child of Rebecca Harris and Henry G. 
Roberts, born April 20. 1849. married Aug. 8, 1900. to Temple Harris Coram, 
who is a farmer and stock T-aiser near Bvington. Tenn. 










By request of Dr. M. M. Harris and my sisters I have written a brief 
history of our father's and mother's family. 

This duty, although a labor of love, is a difficult and delicate one. I have 
not fully satisfied myself with what I have written, but it is the best that 
could be done under all conditions. T have left my humble tribute, in loving 
memory, to the dear ones who have crossed the dark river, and have men- 
tioned some of the more prominent acts and traits of character of the living. 

The descendants of Col. John Sawyers and Simon Harris, as a class, are 
home-loving, law-abiding, country-loving and God-reverencing people. Few 
of them have so distinguished themselves as to be mentioned in the history of 
state and nation. But they belong to a citizenship who are the foundation and 
hope of the perpetuity of American institutions. 

Our father's family is an integral part of these descendants. They met 
and are meeting their responsibilities; filled and are filling various places in 
life as becomes the descendants of an honorable ancestor. The individual 
who, in private life, with fearless heart and undaunted courage and noble 
purpose, fights the battles of life, mny deserve as much credit and h'onor as he 
who wins his laurels in the field of battle. 

I hope when the following pages may be read by any who may have 
known any of the dear departed or those yet living, that this reading may 
recall hallowed memories, and happy recollections. 

With best wishes for all. I am. Most sincerely. 




James Jefferson Harris. 

Rachel L. Sawyers Harris, wife of 
J. J. Harris. 

riames .Icfferson Harris was born near Kaleigh, N. C, September 24. 1810. 
He was the seeond son of Simon and Hebecea ( Davis"! Harris, who had a few 
years liefore moved from Soutliliampton County. Virginia. 

Tlie family moved to East Tt-nncssee in 1S17. 

J. J. Harris was an energetie. industrious young man. and anxious to 
earn something for himself. He eleared and grubbed a certain number of 
acres of land to pay for the first horse he ever owned. He was high spirited, 
proud, but not haughty, attetuied the school within reach and ac(inired a fair 
business education; and being endowed with a li])eral share of good common 
sense, he was fairly well e(|uipped for the battles of life. lie was prudent in 
word and act, not iiasty in drawing conchisioiis, lint firm. He was by nature 
a lover of nnisic, and having an excellent voice, he mastered aiul suceessfuUy 
taught vocal music in his young manhood. He was also a most excellent per- 
former on the violin. He was a fine specimen of manliood. being six feet one 
inch tall barefoot, and weighed one hundred and eighty pounds. 

On ScptemlxM- 24, 1884. .1. .1. Han-is married TJacliel Louisa Sawyers, a 
most estimable, Ciiristian woman. He bought the McC'ampbell farm, one 
half mile east of Washington ("hurch, where they lived, reared their family 
and died. He was a useful man in liis community, honest and upright in his 
dealings. He was a leader in church music and was a member of the Presby- 
terian Church and faithfully performed his Christian duties. 

He was kind and .'ifTecliniiate in disjjosition, an accnmmodaling neighbor 
.UKJ chafilablc lo others. In politics he was an old time Whig. During thr 
Ci\il War he was an vnicompromising I'nion man and believed that the I'nion 
should be preserved at whatever cost, but was liberal in his views. His mind 
was 80 comprehensive that he was the end from the beginning. The family 


had a number of thrilling experiences during tlie War, but the nerve and fear- 
less manner of the mother and daughters saved the family from loss and 
serious troulile on several occasions. He was afflicted a great deal during the 
last years of his life, but he was patient and I'csigned through it all, and met 
death without fear, having full confidence in the promises of God. He died 
October 7, 1892, and was buried at Washington Church, by the side of his 
wife, who had preceded him over twenty years. 

Rachel Louisa Sawyers was born in the upper end of Knox County, Tenn., 
March 4, 1812. She was the oldest daughter of John and Nancy (Shell) Saw- 
yers, Jr., and granddaughter of Col. John Sawyers and Rebecca (Crawford) 
Sawyers. She was dutiful, kind and industrious. Early in life she conse- 
crated herself to God and .ioined the Washington Church. 

Rachel Louisa Sawyers and James Jefferson Harris were married Sept. 
24, 18.34. She was a woman of strong character, self-poised, broad minded, 
and of firm and resolute will. She was proud of lier ancestry, and her mind 
was stored with traditions and much family history. She often related many 
traditions and much of this history to her children, giving thrilling accounts 
of the conflicts of the early settlers with the Indians, and especially the part 
her grandfather took in these conflicts, and also of his distinguished services 
at King's Mountain. She was like evei-y true mother — devoted to her chil- 
dren, ever watcliful of their physical needs and comforts, their mental im- 
provement and spiritual welfare. She was a Presbyterian of the "Old 
School;" observant of the Sabbath, punctual at Church and Sunday School, 
taking her children with her, obeying the injunction "to bring them up in 
the nurture and admonition of the Lord." She felt consecrated to her life 
work and prayerfully tried to do her wliole duty to God, her family and her 
neighbor. The sick, tlie poor and tlie needy were not forgotten, for she be- 
lieved "inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the least of these, ye did it unto me." 
She had charity for all and malice for none. She contracted pneumonia, 
which was the cause of her death. When the summons came, she was at 
work for her Master. Although she did not live to a ripe old age (dying in 
her 61st year) what must have been her gratitude to God to see her children 
all reared and assuming the responsibilities of life — that all her cares and 
prayers for them had not been in vain. 

The children all felt that tliey could not repay the full debt of gratitude 
they owed their mother. She died in the fullest confidence in the promises 
of God. Her faith was firm, immovable, sublime. Her last words were full 
of comfort, hope and jov. ]\Iav we all imitate her virtues. She fell asleep 
March 26, 1872. "The pure in heart shall see God." 

James Jefferson Harris, born Sept. 24, 1810, was married to Rachel Lou- 
isa Sawyers, born ]\Iareh 4, 1812; married Sept. 24, 1834. To this union was 
born the following childern. to wit: 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. 1. John Montgomery Harris, born Dec. 1, 1835. 

2. James J. Harris, Jr., born June 30, 1837; died Sept. 3, 1837; buried 
Washington Church Cemetery. 

3. Rebecca Evelyne Harris, born Aug. 8, 1838; died Feb. 20. 1909; buried 
Greenwood Cemetery. 

4. Julia Ann Harris, born July 3, 1840; died Sept. 6. 1912; buried Green- 
wood Cemetery. 

5. William Simon Harris, born :\ray If), 1842; died Aug. 11, 1908; buried 
New Gray Cemetery. 

6. Nancy Drueilla Harris, born Feb. 6, 184o. 

7. Sarah Jane Harris, born Jan. 12. 1847. 

■8. Maria Lsabel Harris, born Dee. 24, 1848; died July 14, 1851; buried 
Washington Church Cemetery. 

9. Susan Louisa Harris, born June 6, 1851; died July 31, 1851; buried 
Washington Church Cemetery. 


4th S. 6. — 3rd H. G. John M. Harris was born Dee. 1, 1835. He taught 
his first school in his ISth year. Also taught the next year. He entered Mary- 
ville ("ollege. laiight during vaeation to supplement help from the family, 
and graduated in June. I860, with the degree of A. B. He won two of the 
three Tiiedals for declamation during his college course. For the next four 
and a half years, see Military History of this volume. He returned home 
after the close of the war, opened school in Walnut Grove Academy in spring 
of 1866. August 29, 1866, he married Jliss I\Iartha Jane Frazier. a teacher of 
fine attainments. She assisted him that fall and next year, 1867, at Rutledge, 
Grrainger County, Tennessee. In January, 1868, he was elected Professor of 
Sciences and Languages in Holston College. New Market, Tennessee. Here 
their babe, lulus, was born ]\Iay 11, dying May 19, 1868. He resigned at the 
close of this year. He sat by the bedside of his invalid wife, who was linger- 
ing with tuberculosis at the home of her uncle. Dr. B. Frazier. till death 
claimed her, when she calmly fell asleep, Jul.v 18, 1869, in the fullest confi- 
dence of the Christians' hope. 

He opened school at Oak Dale Academy, Knox County, where he taught 
two terms. In the fall of 1870 he assumed the duties of Tax Collector of 
Knox County, having been previously elected in March. On December 1. 
1870, he married Miss Harriet Jane Tunnell, a young woman of fine attain- 
ments, one of his late pupils. During the two following winters he taught a 
free night school for the poor boys and girls of Knoxville. Was re-elected 
Tax Collector in 1872. Was assisted for a short time in his night school by 
Ma.i. J. L. Murphy, and during the remainder of the winter by Miss Delia 
Baxter, daughter of Judge John Baxter, and Miss Helen Baily, daughter of 
Dr. Baily of Knoxville. Tenn. In the winter of 1876 they moved to Texas. 
They taught in Ellis County, Hill County and Basque County. He was 
chairman of the Board of Examiners of Basque County three years. They 
lived on a farm till 187.'), when thev returned to Tennessee, finallv settling in 
Fountain Cit.v, a suburb of Knoxville. A few swiftly flviiig years and another 
happ.v union was severed by the death of his wife. Feb. 12 she took pneu- 
monia, and on ^larch 17, 1907, she (juietl.v fell asleep. He lived alone most of 
the time, visiting relatives and friends till IMarch 20. 1911. he married ]\Iiss 
Sarah Frazier, a woman of fine attainments. They are now living happily 
on the old Judge T. N. Frazier homestead five miles east of Nashville. Tenn. 

Martha Jane Frazier was born August 29, 1842, in Greene County. Tenn. 
She was a daughter of Abner and Jane (Dinwidee") Frazier and a grand- 
daughter of Abner, Si'., and Mary (Edmondson'l Frazier. and great grand- 
daughter of Hon. Samuel and Rebecca (Juliani Frazier. Her parents died 
during her girlhood and her uncle. Dr. Beriah Frazier. of Pikeville, Tenn., 
took her, cared for her, and educated her. She graduated from the Pikeville 
.Academy in her nineteenth year. The ladies of Pikeville selected her to 
present for them a I'nited States flag to the company of Pikeville Home 
Guards in February. 1861. In her address .she predicted "that the Union 
would be i)reserved, and that after peace had been restored, tlie United 
States would enter upon Jin era of prosperity, and attain a wealth of great- 
ness of which the patriot nevei- dreamed." She began teaching soon after her 
uncle. Dr. B. Frazier, moved to Knox County. 

She ;md John ]\I. Harris were married August 29, 18(56. She assisted him 
at the Walnut Grove Acadi my that fall, and at Rutledge in 1867. They moved 
fo New .Market, Tennessee, where their babe. lulus, was born, ^lay 11, 1868. 
Hut this soul bud was not long jiermitted to cheer their hearts, onl.v long 
enough t<) awaken and start into rapturous flow all the well-springs of the 
love of the parents' hearts, for, on the 19th of i^Iay, 1868, this soul bud was 
tninsplanted into tin' Garden of God. Tuberculosis of the lungs developed. 


and for fourteen months she lingered, waiting for the dread summons without 
a murmur, but sometimes wondei'ing wliy slie had not been called home. She 
bore this afflietion with a fortitude that was truly sublime. She was a devout, 
conisecrated Christian woman, a member of the Presbyterian Church. Life 
with all its temptations, its duties and responsibilities lay like an open bo'ok 
liefore her. She left the following rules of life — a sure guide to Heaven: 

1. "Do not neglect to pray to God daily." 

2. "Do not fail to read at least one chapter of ycnir Bible every day." 

3. "Let no slight hindrance detain you from your Church and Sun- 
day School." 

4. "Choose your companions from among those who love improvement 
and maintain an upright character." 

Though cut down in the bloom of young womanhood, in her short life of 
Ipss than 27 years .she accomplished much. How few of us have accomplished 
as much! Slie was a successful teacher. Her heart went out to the needy, 
and left an impression rn her husband which resulted in his teaching the 
"Free Night School" lat'rr in Knoxville. The good that we do lives after us. 
She met the King of Terrors without a tremor, and in the triumphs of an 
abiding faith in the promises, of God. She fell asleep July 18, 1869. "The 
pure in heart shall see God." She was by her own request buried at the 
Washine-ton Church Cemetery, and her husband had the remains of the babe 
removed from New Market and buried by her side. Latr, the remains of 
both were removed to the lot in Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, where the 
second wife has been buried, and where the husband and father will also be 

Harriet Jane Tunnell was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, Sept. 12, 
1849. She was the third daughter of John and Talitha (Wood) Tunnel! and 
granddaughter of Hon. Wm. 3rd and Elizabeth (Worthington) Tunnell, and 
granddaughter of Clement and Hannah Wood, and great granddaughter of 
Wm. 2nd and Mary (Jlacy) Tunnell. and great, great granddaughter of Wm. 
Ift and Anne (Howard) Tunnell. Her parents moved to Knox County, Ten- 
nessee seven miles north of Knoxville. when she was about nine years of age. 
Phthisic and the Civil War prevented her from attending school for several 
years. But she was fond of books and formed the haliit of reading early in 
life. She was a pupil of John M. Harris for two terras, whom she married 
December 1, 1870. During the next six years she studied, read and wrote all 
of her spare time from her domestic and social duties. She wrote a historical 
story founded on facts and occurrences of the Civil War. She had the power 
of invention, a retentive memory, a clear conception, a vivid imagination, and 
a well-balanced judgment. She assisted her husband in teaching in Texas, a 
line of work for which she was well fitted. Her innate goodness, kindness and 
gentleness gave her a power for good in the school room. Her husband often 
asked her counsel in the more difficult problems of school work. While on the 
farm in Texas she studied music, without a teacher, and became a faii'ly good 
performer. After they settled in Fountain City, Tennessee, she wrote the 
first sketch of a story of Captain Kidd's time, weaving into it Spanish, French, 
English and American history. She won a prize in a contest offered by the 
Knoxville Sentinel for a story founded on the campaign of King's Mountain. 
She was highly complimented by the editors of the Journal and Tribune for 
her defence of the character of the men composing the army of General Sam 
Houston in the San Jacinto campaign. This defense was in reply to an article 
in said papei- criticizing the Texas army. When she was about ready to re- 
write both of her historical stories she was stricken with pneumonia and 
died jMarch 17, 1907, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She committed 
her soul to God in the brightest hope of a blessed immortality. "The pure 
in heart shall see God." 


Sarah Krazicr was born in Pikeville, Tennessee, February 25. 1849. She 
was thi' (laiifrhtcr of .Iiultre Thomas N. and JIargraret (McKeynolds) 
Frazicr: frrauddaufrhter of Abner and ]\Iarj- (Edmondson^ Frazier: also 
grauddaiighter of lion. Samuel and Jane (Hale) McReynolds. and great 
granddaufrhtor of Samuel and Rebecca (Julian', Frazier. She attended Pike- 
ville Acadiniy. At an early age she manifested unusual musical talent. She 
could play accompaniments for her sister before she could reach the pedals 
of the piano. The family moved to Middle Tennessee in 1864, and in 1867 
iMiught a farm in Davidson County, five miles east of Nashville, where the 
family has lived ever since. She had a private teacher for two years and 
attended Franklin College one year, and Soule College at Murfreesl>oro for 
two years. She loved to read, and preferred standard prose to poetry and 
fiction. Siic was passionately fond of music, and was so remarkably apt in 
catching musical airs and so accurate, she seldom used her music except for 
the most difficult pieces. She successfully taught private classes in music for 
several years. She became a member of the Presbyterian Church in her girl- 
hood. She is ever ready to visit the sick and to help the needy. Goodness, 
srentleness, unselfishness and the thoughtful consideration of the comfort and 
pleasure of those around her are prominent traits in her character. There 
was an unusual .strong attachment between h:>r and her father. Ilis death 
cast a shadow over her life. Her mother was her all absorbing care and de- 
votion during her declining years, tilling a place which none but a devoted 
daughter could fill — anticipating her wants and gratifying her wishes. She 
married John ^I. Harris February 20, 1911, and in six brief days her mother 
died suddenly of heart failure, living only a few minutes after the attack. 
The s\iddenness of this aflPliction so intensified the shock a.s to make it almost 
unbearable. With Christian resignation she submitted to this dispensation 
of Divine Providence. She and her husband are living happily at the old 
Judge Fi-azier homestead, five miles east of Nashville. Tennessee. 

3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. Rebecca Evelyne Harris, oldest daughter of James 
J. and Rachel L. (Sawyers') Harris, was born Aug. 8, 1837. She was a kind 
and affectionate child, a dutiful daughter. She joined the Presbyterian 
Church in early girlhood. Being an apt pupil, she taught one term of school 
at the age nf 16 years, and succeeded ver>- well. She was a woman of strong 
character; was a devoted mother: generous and charitable. She took an 
active part in all churcii work. She was a useful, noble Christian woman. 
Like all the family, she was fond of music, and having a voice full and me- 
lodious, she ae(|uired some local distinction as a singer. In ]\Iay. 1875, she 
married Jolni Prior Crawford. They lived on a fanu two or three years. 
They moved tn Knoxville. wliere she n^sided iinlil her death. Feb. 20. 1909. J. 
P. Crawford died in 1907. John I'. Crawfoi-d was a successful school teacher, 
H*' was a son of Hugh F. Crawford, and grandson of Sam Crawford, a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, referred to in this history. To Rebecca Evelyne Harris and 
Jflhn Prior Crawford one son was born, to wit: 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. James Sawyers Crawford, born July 27, 1876. 

James Sawyers Crawford was nuirried to Miss Lucy Elmira Tillery, July 
16. lilOS, To tliis union three childi'en l\ave been born, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Mary Evelyne Crawford, born April 24. 1909. 

2-:{, Helen Love and Sarah Jane Crawford, born June 9. 1911, 

James Sawyers Crawford was a bright boy. full of enei'gy and ambition. 
He was a popular "newspaper boy" from 8 to 14 years of age. when he se- 
cured work with a elolliing firm in Knoxville. He is still engaged in this line of 
work, being a trax'elirig salesman for a leading wholesale elothing house in 
Knoxville. He is a young man of pleasing address; is a meml)er of the Pres- 
byterian Church, T>ucy E. Tillery. his wife, was born Sept.. 1886. She is a 
daughter of Dr. S. L. Tillery, and is a member of the Presl)vterian Church. 


Rebecca Evelyne Harris Crawford. 

Julia Ann Harris Smith. 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Julia Auii Harris, born July 3, 1840, died Sept. 6, 
1912; buried Greenwood Cemetery. She was married November 16, 1871, to 
Homer Smith, a young farmer of the neighborhood. To this union five chil- 
dren were born, to wit : 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. Ilattie Louise Smith, born July 24. 1873. 

2. Charles Owen Smith, born October 9, 1875. 

3. William Judson Smith, born February 4. 1878. 

4. Alice Coffin Smith, Ijorn August 6. 1880. 

5. Jennie Smith, born December 11, 1883. 

Julia Ann Smith was a naturally modest, kind and aflfectionate woman. 
In her early girlhood she became a member of the Presbyterian Church. They 
lived in Knoxville for a few years, where her husband was employed by the 
Southern Railway Company. Afterwards tliey moved to the old J. J. Harris 
homestead, where they lived a few years. She was a great comfort to her 
father during the last years of his life. After his death, they remained on the 
farm for a few years and returned to Knoxville, where they still reside. She 
deserves great credit for the sacrifices she made for her children. She was a 
devoted Christian mother. Her childi-en are also members of the Presby- 
terian Cluirch. 

Julia Ann Harris Smith was an iuvalid for twelve years. She bore her 
afflictions with Christian resignation. Slie was tenderly cared for by her 
children. In Aiigust, 1912, her condition grew worse and on September 6, 
1912, she quietly fell asleep in the fullest confidence of the Christian's hope. 
She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 

Homer Smith was born in Knox County, Tennessee. He was the son of 
Israel 0. Smith and Lucy Smith, and grandson of Jolin Smith. He was in- 
dustrious, a natural genius, and could make almost anything in the line of 
woodwork. He was a fine carpenter and worked in the shops of the Southern 
Railway Company for several years after the family moved to Knoxville. 


4th H. G.— 5th S. G. ITattie Louise Smith, born July 24, 1873, was mar- 
ried Deciinliur 9. ^'^0■^, to Alonzo We))h. She possesses a talent for dress- 
making anti made lliat her profession, until her marriage. She is a bright 
young wuman, full of energy, and is a consistent member of the Presbyterian 
"Churcli. Her husband. Alonzo Webb, is an energetic young business man, 
having run a livery stable in Knoxville for several years. lie sold out this 
business to accept the position as Superintendent of the Street Railway Sys- 
tem of Tampa, Fla., where they now reside. They are prosperous and happy. 

5th S. G.— 4th H. G. Charles 0. Smith, born October 9, 1875. married 
Lou Ella Lankford, November 22. 1906. He was a dutiful boy, full of life 
and, being the oldest boy, a.ssumed duties earlier than he would have done 
under different conditions. He was clerk in a hardware establishment for a 
number of years, l)ut resigned to take a position with the L. & N. R. R. Co., 
by which company he is still emplo.ved. receiving a good salarj\ He is also 
a member of tlie Presli.vtirian Church. His wife. Lou Ella Lankford. is en- 
ergetic and ambitious. She is a competent bookkeeper and an expert sten- 
ographer, and although married, she still holds a responsible position with the 
firm by whom she was formerly employed. She is a woman of fine attain- 
ments and strong character. 

5th S. G.— 4th H. 6. William J. Smith, born February 4, 1878. married 
Clara llerron. June 23, 1909; Clara Ilerron Smith died in 1910. She was a 
daughter of Rev. C. S. and Clio (i\Iiles) Herron — he being a minister of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. William J. Smith took a business course 
and in a few .years he was put on the road as traveling salesman for a Knox- 
ville firm. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and takes an active 
interest in all chin-ch affairs, and is a member of the Y. M. C. A. He is public 
spirited to an unusual degree. 

His wife was a young woman of fine attainments and was a successful 
teacher. Tlieir married life was of short duration, for she was cut down sud- 
denly in full bloom of young womanhood. Being a consecrated Christian, it 
was a consolation to her husband and friends to know that she was ready to go. 

5th S. G. — 4th H. G. Alice C. Smith was born August 6, 1880. She was 
a valued employee of a lai-ge (lr])artm('nt store in Knoxville for a number of 
years. She is active in chni-ch work and Sunday School, and is a member of 
the Presbyterian Church. 

5th S. G.— 4th H. G. .Irnuie Smith was born December 11, 1883. She 
early displayetl a remarkable talent for dressmaking. Siie was chief cutter 
and fitter in one of the largest department stores in Knoxville for a number 
of years. 


3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. William Simon Harris was born May 5, 1842; was 
the second son of .1. J. and K. L. (SaAvyers) Harris. He attended the common 
schools and worked on liie farm and langhl two schools before be was 20. 
But the Civil War interferi'd with his school work. After the War he at- 
tended Walnut Grove Academy for one year, then took charge of the farm. 
He owned a nursery and traveled part of the time, selling his own trees. He 


studied music and was a leader of the choir at Washington Church, of which 
he was a member. He was also an excellent performer on the violin. On 
December 9, 1875, he married ^Miss Texas Timmons, of Jefferson City, Tenn., 
and to this union two daughters were born — Una, born Nov. 10. 1876, and 
Lelia, born Oct. 26, 1S79. In 1882 he moved to Knoxville and secured a po- 
sition as bookkeeper for a dry goods store and later of a hardware firm. 
His wife died December 24, 1886, and was buried at Jefferson City, Tenn. 
He was clerk in the office of a pension attorney,' later buying out his em- 
ployer and running the business himself. He soon built up a good business, 
as he was favorably known all over East Tennessee, and having been a Union 
soldier, this aided him in securing pension claims. He was public spirited and 
liberal to charitable organizations. His happy disposition made him .joll.y 
and companionable. Strictly upright and honest in his dealings. 

On the 11th of August, 1889, he married as his second wife iliss Anna 
Lewis, a teacher of fine attainments. William S. Harris was a constant suf- 
ferer for four or five vears when Bright 's Disease developed and he died Au- 
gust 11, 1908. 

Texas Timmons was born at Jefferson City, Tenn., in 1842. She was 
fond of music in childhood and later was a successful music teacher. She 
played the guitar and sang well. She was full of energy and ambitious to 
attain her ideals. Was a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in 
church work. She was cut down in the noon of life with tuberculosis, Dec. 
24, 1.886. She was a most excellent Christian woman. 

Anna Lewis, his second wife, was born in Indiana, February 28, 1859. 
After her father's death the family came to Loudon County, Tenn., where she 
was a successful teacher for several years. Here she married William S. 
HaTris, August 11, 1889. She was a great help to her husband at times in the 
office, as she was well qualified to perform any line of clerical work. She was 
a member of the Friends' Church and a most noble Christian woman. 

5th S. G. — 4th H. G. Una Harris, daughter of William Simon and Texas 
(Timmons) Harris, married Mack Anderson, September 20, 1898. To this 
union was born one son, to wit : 

6th S. G.— 5th H. G. Frank Anderson, born May 26, 1901. Frank is a 
bright, promising boy. 

In about four years after this marriage, she secured a divorce and the 
custody of her son. She married Arthur Bell, in 1909. Mr. Bell is a eon- 
tractor and builder. To this union one son has been born, to wit : 

6th S. G.— 5th H. G. Ralph Thomas Bell, born June 19, 1910. 

5th S. G. — 4th H. G. Lelia Harris took a business course in stenography 
and bookkeeping and was soon an expert in her work. She was connected 
with R. G. Dun & Co., also Bradstreet, of Knoxville, for several years. While 
on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Crawford, in Indianapolis, she secured employ- 
ment with a law firm there, and after holding this position for several years, 
she married Edward Steel, a partner in the Bryee Bakery firm. Young Steel 
is a prominent, successful business man. 


4th S. G. — 3rd H. G. Xaucy Dnuilla Harris was horn Februarj- 6. 1845. 
She was the third daughter of .). J. and Rachel L. (Sawyers) Harris. She 

Drucilla Harris Crawford. 

Jennie Harris Carter. 

was married Jlarch 1, 1866, to Thomas E. Crawford, a young farmer of the 
neighborhood. They moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where he had been in busi- 
ness a year or two, and where the family still resides. To this union five chil- 
dren were born, to wit: 

5t.h S: G.— 4th H. G. 1. Samuel :M. Crawford, born Dee. 4, 1866. 

2. Charles C. Crawford, born August 18, 1868. 

3. Sarah Louise Crawford, born November 25, 1871. 

4. John Harris Crawford, born Febniary 4, 1876. 

5. Edward T. Crawford, born August 31. 1878. 

Nancy Drucilla Crawford was a dutiful daughter, of a cheerful and 
happy disposition. She was a young woman of fine appearance. She was a 
lover of nmsie, had an excellent voice, which she still retains to a remarkable 
degree. She displayed the same energy and force of character in her married 
life that she did when a girl. She takes an active interest in all church and 
charitable work. She is a good business woman, taking life in a practical way 
and is a most excellent, noble, useful Christian woman. 

Thomas Eldward Crawford was born in Knox County, Tennessee, in 
183 — . He was the third son of Andrew and Sarah (Meek) Crawford. He 
was an industrious young man. He worked on the farm and attended school 
till his manhood. He married Nancy Drucilla Harris, March 1, 1866. 
They moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, lived on a farm near there for a few 
years, then moved to the city, where he went into business and where the 
family still lives. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

None of the boys are married. Samuel M. and John II. Crawford are 
harness and saddle makei-s, and doing a profitable business. Charles C. Craw- 
ford is a successf\d traveling salesman for one of the largest and strongest 
dry goods firms in Indiiinapolis, by whom lie has been employed for a number 
of years at a handsome s.iliiry, Kdward T. Crawford is a gilder and finisher 
in artistic work, in which he is an expert and commands a good salary. They 
are all steady, moral, noble hoys. 


5th S. G. — 4th H. G. Sarah Louisa Crawford, born November 25, 1871, 
was married to .lolui 1*. Caldwidl of Indianapolis, Ind., October 25, 1892. To 
tjiis union one son was l)orn, to wit: 

6th S. G.— 5th H. G. Earl Leroy Caldwell, born Nov. 24, 1894. 

Sarah L. Caldwell is a dutiful daughter, cheerful and kind. She gradu- 
ated from the Indianapolis High Sehool with seme distinction in her classes. 
She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, a leader, and zealous in all 
church and charitable work. Iler husband, J. P. Caldwell, is a contractor, 
and is prosperous, as is attested by his success. Earl Leroy Caldwell, their 
son, graduated from the city schools and is attending the Manual Training 
High School, in which work he takes great interest. 

4th S. G. — 3rd H. G. Sarah Jane Harris was born Jan. 12, 1847. She 
was the fourth daughter of J. J. and Rachel L. (Sawyers) Harris. She was 
married October 29, 1868, to William R. Carter, a splendid young man of the 
old 18th district. To this union two sons were born, to wit : 

5th S. G.— 4th H. G. 1. Earl Elmo Carter, born Aug. 3. 1869. 

2. Edgar Romeo Carter, born May 23, 1873. 

Sarah Jane Harris Carter was by nature a kind, atfectionate and dutiful 
child. She .ioined the Presbyterian Church at an early age. She takes an 
active part in church and charitable work, and is watchful and attentive to 
the sick of the neighliorhood. She is an active meml)er of the Woman's Relief 
Corps (being a charter member), an organization that is an auxiliary to the 
G. A. R. She was Treasurer of W. R. C, Department of Tennessee, for 
several years. She is an excellent, noble, useful Christian woman. She, too. 
had musical talent, and sings well yet. Goodness, gentleness, and unselfish- 
ness are prominent traits in her character. 

William Randolph Carter was bom in Knox County, Tennessee, Novem- 
ber 14, 1843. He was reared on the farm and attended the common schools 
until after the War. when he entered Walnut Grove Academy, where he re- 
ceived his business ediu'ation. After his marriage to Sarah Jane Harris they 
lived in the country till early in 1872, when they moved to Knoxville. He 
worked at his trade, a carpenter, for twelve years, and in 1882 was elected 
Register of Knox County for one term of four years. He then went into the 
grocery business in North Knoxville, where he is still engaged in that business 
under the firm name of "W. R. Carter and Sons." He wrote a history of the 
First Tennessee Cavalry, upon which he has been highly compli- 
mented for correctness, completeness and impartiality, and from his special 
fitness he was selected to write the Military History of this volume. He is a 
successful business man and honest and upright in all his dealings. 

He is an enthusiastic Graxid Army man and a charter member of his post. 
Is passionately fond of books, and devotes much of his spare time to read- 
ing. Never read a novel, never has used tobacco or whiskey, profane language 
or smoked a cigar, though he was a soldier for three years. He is a member 
of the Presbyterian Church. 

5th S. G.— 4th H. G. Earl Elmo Carter, eldest son of Sarah J. (Harris) 
and W. R. Cartel-, was born in the 18tli district of Knox County, August 3, 
1869. He entered the University of Tennessee in September, 1885. At this 
time there were four companies of Cadets at the University and he was as>- 
signed to "Company D. " He took an active interest in all military exercises 
and soon became one of the best drilled Cadets on the Hill. While a private 


he won a gold medal for being the best drilled cadet in the battalion. Later 
he was promoted to Paptain nf his company, which position he held till his 
graduation in 1890. lie next look a business course and entered the retail 
grocery business with his father. He is also interested in raising fancy 
poultry. He handles the single comb Brown Leghorns, and took first prize 
at tlie World's Fair at St. Louis in 1904. He has been called "The Brown 
Leghorn King." He owns one fruit farm and has a one-third interest in an- 
other one, from both of which he receives handsome incomes. He is a high- 
toned, public spirited young man, and is a member of the Presbyterian 

5th S. G. — 4th H. G. Edgar Romeo Carter, second son of W. R. Carter 
and Sarah Jane (Harris) Carter, entered the University of Tennessee. He 
joined the band as drummer, which he held till he left school. He took a course and accepted a position as clerk in the office of the Southern 
Railway Company in Knoxville, where he worked for several years, when he 
resigned and accepted a position in the L'. S. Pension Office in Knoxville. 
where he remained four years. See Military History for next years of his 
life. On December 18, 1900, he married Miss Charlotte A. Pej^ton, of Greens- 
boro, N. C. To them a son was born Sept. 18, 1901. He is president and 
manager of the E. R. Carter Coal Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
now resides. This company does exclusively a wholesale business and is 
rapidly forging itself to the front. 

Charlotte A. Peyton is a woman of literary taste, fine attainments and 
high ideals. She is kind and companionable, and of firm and resolute will. 
Her life is unified with the care of their son, in aiding his physical and re- 
straining his mental development. She is a social leader in the circle in which 
she moves. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

6th S. G. — 5th H. G. Edgar Robert Carter is a boy of unusual mental 
development. Though restrained, he learned to read without aid before he 
was five years old. He is an ardent lover of books. He loves history, prefer- 
ably military. He wrote a creditable story entitled "Love and War," of 
eight chapters, over 900 words, when he was ten years old. He is now in the 
seventh grade, and although he applies himself to his studies, he loves out- 
door sport. 

3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. .Marie Isabel Harris born December 24, 1848. 
She manifested at an early unusual mental i)0\vers. By the time she 
was three years old she knew the airs and most of the words of fourteen 
sacred songs, and could lead in singing most of them. But -she was too bright 
a gem for earth and was called home to God July 14, 1852. 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Susan Louisa Harris," sixth daughter of J. J. and 
R. L. (Sawyers) Harris, was born January 6, 1851, died July 31, 1851. Was 
taken to the bosom of llim who said. "Suffer little children to come unto ]\Ie. 
for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 



Jacob Harris. 

Elizabeth Mynatt Harris, wife of 
Jacob Harris. 

2nd H. Gt. Jacob Harris was bcni November 18, 1813; died January 16, 
18!»4; buried Wa.shington Church. He married P^lizabeth Mynatt, November 
2><. is:i6. Tliey were married by Rev. Gideou S. White. Elizabeth Jlynatt 
was horn July, 1818: died July 30, 1872; buried at Washington Church At 
the time of his marriage he settled upon a farm one mile north of the present 
town of Corryton, Tenn., where he lived and reared his first family. His 
second wife was Catherine Greeuway, born October 12, 1836 ; died April 29, 
1911 ; Iniried in Condon Cemetery, near the old home. 

Jacob Harris was one of the substantial citizens of Knox County Ten- 
ne-sseej sober, industrious and reliable in all transactions, so much so that 
iiis word was as good as his bond. He took a lively interest in politics and 
iiuestions of interest relative to State and Nation. He was fond of sports and 
amusements. He entered into the games of his day, such as horse racing for 
amusement. One of the games of the day when he was a young and middle- 
aged man was a neighborhood shooting match, at which a beef would be put 
up and raffled ofif. He became so efficient as a marksman at such shooting 
matches that he never failed to carry away one of the best prizes, which was 
a hind quarter of the beef. The beef was divided into five parts, the two 
hind quarters being the first and second prizes; the two front quarters being 
the third and fourth prizes, and the hide and tallow being the fifth prize. 
He did not lose his interest in the amusements of the day, even in his old age. 
At the age of eighty years at the county fair at Graveston, Tenn., in 1893, he 


oflfered a prize of five dollars, to the man over seventy-five years of age who 
could ride horseback the most gracefully. He and his brother Samuel and a 
man by the name of James Hodges entered into this contest, he then being 
eighty yeai's old, his brotiier Samuel seventy-five and Hodges between seventy- 
five and eighty. Suffice it to say that this part of the program was a drawing 
card for tiie day at the fair. These old men entered into this contest with 
the spirit of youth, and the judges decided that Samuel Harris was the most 
graceful rider of the three, but inasmuch as his brother Jacob Harris offered 
the prize, in order to have no hard feelings between the brothers, Hodges was 
given the five dollars. 

The State of Tennessee, from its earliest history, had its citizens between 
the ages of eightern and forty-five enrolled as Militia, who were required to 
assemble at designated places throughout the counties for muster and drill. 
Jacob Harris was one of the last Colonels commanding the ililitia of Knox 
County. This law became a dead letter, however, between 1850 and 1855. 
Hence, Jacob Harris was known as Colonel Harris in his latter days. 

2nd H. G. Jacob Harris, ninth child of Simon Harris, born Nov. 18, 1813; 
died Jan. 16, 1894; buried Wa.shington Church. ^larried Elizabeth ilynatt. 
born July, 1818 ; died July 30, 1872 ; buried Washington Chiirch. Thej' were 
married by Rev. Gideon S. White, Nov. 28, 1S36. To this union was born 
nine children, to wit: 

3rd H. G. 1. Richard :\Iadi.son Harris, born July 15, 1840; died Oct. 
21, 1881; buried Washington Church. 

2. William Montgomery Harris, born Sept. 25, 1842; died June 19, 1900; 
buried Rocky Dale. 

3. Samuel Monroe Harris, born Nov. 28, 1844; killed in Battle of Nash- 
ville, December 15, 1864. (See Military Record). 

4. Drusilla D. Harris, born Feb. 17, 1848; died Feb. 13. 1893; buried 
Washington Church. 

5. Joseph :\[abry Harris, born Sept. 16, 1851 ; died Jan. 19, 1910; buried 
Luttrell, Tenn. 

6. Harriet Elizabeth Hariris, lioin July 30, 1856: died Sept. 5. 1909; 
buried Gi-eenwood Cemetery. 

7. Jacob Fra.ser Harris, born Sept. 15. 1858. Lives at Spokane, Wash. 
.8. ^lariah Paralee Harris, boin Dc^-. 16, I860. 

9. Roselene Lcvenie Harris, born Jlarch 19, 1864. 

Jacob Harris married as his second wife Catherine Greenway, born Oct. 
12, 1837; died April 29, 1911: buried in Condon Cemetery, near old home. 
They were marriid Sc])t. 28, 1.S73. To this union was born'two sons. 

3rd H. G. 1. James Cireeiiway Harris, bcrn Aug. 17, 1874. Lives at 
Evansville, Ind. 

2. Thomas Jrfferson Harris, born July 16, 1876. Lives Corryton, Tenn. 



Richard M. Harris. 

J. Cleveland Harris. 

Richard Madison Harris, oldest sou of Colonel Jacob and Elizabeth Har- 
ris, was born near Graveston, but across the line and in Union County, Ten- 
nessee, on January 15, 1840, and spent his entire life, except the years of his 
service in the Civil War, in this neighborhood. For a boy of that age and 
siuToundings he obtained a good education in Walnut Grove Academy. 

He joined the Union Army and was mustered into service at Flat Lick, 
Ky., on the 10th day of February, 1862, as a private in Company "F," 3rd 
Tennessee Infantry, afterward being promoted to Sergeant. He was honor- 
ably discharged from the service at Nashville, 'On the 10th day of February, 
1865. Returning home he married Martha E. Cleveland, a daughter of Martin 
Cleveland of Grainger County, Tennessee, who for many years represented 
that county in the Legislature of Tennessee, and in whose honor the town 
of Cleveland. Tennessee, was named. This marriage was performed by Rev. 
E. N. Sav\'1:eU, near the now town of Corrvton, in Knox County, Tennessee, 
on October 17, 1871. 

They located on a farm purchased by i\Ir. Harris near the old Harris 
homestead, where they resided continuously until the death of Mr. Harris on 
October 21, 1881. Mr. Harris was a Freemason and was buried with Masonic 
!*ites in the cemetery of the Washington Church. 

To this marriage there were liorn six children, to wit: 

1. Samuel Albert Harris, born August 23, 1872, later graduated from 
Maryville College, and now living with his mother in Kuoxville, Tenn. 

2. Jacob Cleveland Harris, born Pebruai\v 17, 187-1. was educated in 
New Market Academy and in Carson & Newman College at Jefferson City, 
Tenn. Later he read law and was admitted to practice his profession Januarj- 


1, 1900, and since that date has been so engaged in Knoxville, Tenn. On 
.lune 14. liMKi, lie was inariied to Leah Zora Treneh. of Bloomsburg. Penna., 
a granddaughter of Colonel Thomas Treneli, the original inventor of print- 
ing press that printed both sides of the paper at one and the same time; and 
on her mother's side a lineal descendant of Cotton Mather. 

3. Carl Harris, born June 30. 1876; died November 27, 1891, and was 
buried in the Baptist Cemetery at Jefferson Cit.v. Tennessee. 

4. Edgar Harris was born Jlay 11, 1878. is still living, and with her 
mother in Knoxville. Tennessee, and is employed by the wholesale houses of 
the city. 

o. Herbert Harris was born December 6, 1879, and died August 1, 1905, 
and was buried in Old Gray Cemetery at Knoxville. Tennessee. For several 
years i)rior to his death he had been emjiloyed liy the Southern Railway Com- 
pany and at the time cf his death was a eonduetor in the service. 

6. Kiehard ]\Iadison Hari'is, Jr., was l)oru October 21, 1881. three hours 
after the death of his father, and living onl.v ten days, he died October 31. 
1881. and was buriid beside his fathei- in the Cemetei-y of the Washington 

William M. Harris. 

Joseph M. Harris. 

3rd H. G. William .Montgomery Harris, burn September 2J, 1842; died 
June l!t. l!t()0: buried at Hoeky Dale. Married July 4. 1867, to Mary E. 
Smith. I.c)i-ii .March G. 1848. To this union was born nine children, to wit: 

4th H. G. 1. Mailhcy Orbell Harris, born Julv 8. 1868. 

2. Kmily Kli/abclli llariis. horn Oct. Ifi. 1869." 

3. Ernest J{. Harris, born :\larch 14. 1871. 

4. Joseph liruce Harris, born Dec. 22. 1872. 
Ida Jane Harris, born Jan. 1. 1875. 
Jacob li, Harris, born Nov. 14, 1876. 
John T. Harris, born Nov. 22, 1878. 
Columbus S. Harris, born May 11, 1882. 


9. William IMonfgomery Harris. Jr.. born Feb. 20, 1887. 


William Montgomery Harris, at the time of his marriage, settled upon a 
farm one mile west of Corryton, Tenn. He was aji industrious and success- 
ful farmer. His character was above reproach ajid like his father, his word 
was as gO'od as his bond. He was a member of the "Washington Church, in 
which he was a Ruling Elder up till his death. His death was a tragic one. 
While in the harvest field, handling his reaper, his team became unmanage- 
able, and in attempting to control them, he was run over by the machine and 
so injured thereby that he died in a few hours afterwards. President Wilson 
of Maryville College, preached his funeral, assisted by Rev. Mr. Shipe, a 
Baptist minister. He was liuried at Rocky Dale, near his old home. Subse- 
quently, in May, 1913, his liody was removed to Greenwood Cemetery. W. 
M. Harris served in the Union Army during the Civil War. (See Military 

4th H. G. Marthey Orl)ell Harris married James Rutherford, 4th S. G. 
'See Sawyers part of this history). 

4th H. G. Emily Elizalieth Harris married Feb. 12, 1890, to John Luther 
Kearus, born Feb. 12, I860. To this union was bom two daughters, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Bulah Lee Kearus, born July 14, 1892. 

2. ]\Iary K. Kearns, born July 20, 1898. 

John Luther Kearns is a partner in the Hackney Grocery Co., of Knox- 
ville, Tenn., and lives at 1113 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Ernest B. Harris married Verna Warwick, born May 16, 1869. 
To tliis union was born four children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Fred Harris, born June 28, 1892. 

2. Jewell Harris, born June 28, 1895. 

3. Single Harris, born July 20, 1897. 

4. Pearl Harris, born April 18, 1901. 

Ernest B. Harris is a farmer, and lives two miles west of Corryton, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Ida Jane Harris married Nov. 7, 1901, to Dr. Clio B. Collier, 
born 1875 : died Jlay 27, 1905 ; bui-icd Glenwood. Ida Harris Collier married 
as her second husband Daniel L. Stone, of San Antonio, Texas. They reside 
in Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th H. G. Jacob Berch Harris, sixth child of W. M. Harris, died of 
typhoid fever in Los Angeles, California, Nov. 22, 1912. About Sept. 10, 
1912, he left Knoxville, Tennessee, with Hon. Nathan W. Hale, for Los An- 
geles, Cal., where they engaged in the real estate business. He was engaged 
in the mercantile business in Knoxville for some time. Several years ago 
he went to Birmingham, Alabama, but sold out his business there a few 
months ago and went to Los Angeles. His remains were brought to Knox- 
ville, where he was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. He was a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Ala. The body of his father, 
William M. Harris, who was originally buried in Rocky Dale Cemetery, was 
removed about May 1, 1913. and placed in the same lot with his son in 
Greenwood Cemetery. 

3rd H. G. Joseph Mabry Harris, born Sept. 15, 1851 ; died Jan. 19, 1910. 
Married December 6. 1887, to Emma Clapp, born June 15, 1866. To this 
union was born nine children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Bess Harris, born Oct. 13, 1888. 

2. Samuel Richard Harris, born July 16, 1891. 

3. James Jacob Harris, born April 1, 1893. 

4. Anna Belle Harris, bom June 11, 1895. 

5. William Montgomery Harris, born Avig. 4, 1897. 

6. Cecil George Harris, bom Jan. 27, 1899. 


7. Goldeu Leslie Harris, bom April 26, 1900. 

8. Nellie Melvina Ilai-ris, born July W. 1902. 

9. Mary Lou Harris, born Nov. 8, 1906. 

Josepb Mabry Harris was a miller, operating a mill at Luttrell, Tenn., 
up till the time of his death in 1910. His widow and children reside at Lut- 
trell, Tennessee. 

4th H. G. Samuel Richard Harris was married Jan. 80, 1918, to Miss 
Kvi'lyn Cant tell, of Tate Spring.s, Tenn. They live at Troy, S. C. 

4th H. G. James Jacob Harris was married Dee. 21, 1912, to Miss Eulah 
.Mai' Smith, of Kutledg'e, Tenn., where they live. 


Dr. J. Worth Smith is a graduate of the Tennessee Medical College, lo- 
cated at Knoxville, Tenn. During his professional career has practiced med- 
iciiu' in varinus parts of Knox County, and is yet in active practice. 

3rd H. G. Harriet Elizabeth Harris, born July 30, 1856, married Sept. 
19, 1S75 ; died Sept. 5, 1909; buried Greenwood Cemetery. Married to Dr. 
J. Worth Smith, born July 81, 1854.* To this union was born six children, 
to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Avi L Smith, born D.c. 24. 1876. 

2. Claude A. Smith, l)orn April 2, 1879. 

8. Lula B. Smith, born Jan. 18, 1882. 

4. John L. Smith, born Aug. 24, 1884. 

."). Lavinia E.stelle Smith, born April 14, 1888. 

6. Trula Pauline Smith, born July 22, 1894. 

4th H. G. Avi I. Smith married Mattie L. Dew, Aug. 8, 1899. Mattie L. 
Dew was born Aug. 26, 1876. To this uniun was born three children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Ross Byron Smith, born Aug. 18. 1900. 

2 IMarion Elizabeth Smith, born Dec. 15, 1906. 

8. Helen Estelle Smith, born Dec. 7, 1908. 

Avi I. Smith has been in the employment of thf Knoxville Nursery Com- 
l^any for a number of years, and at present holds the position of Secretary 
and Treasurer of that company. 

4th H. G. Claude Alta Smith married Beulah Benton Johnson, of Eliza- 
bethton, Tenn., born June 25, 1886; married Nov. 11, 1907. Residence, Chat- 
tanooga. Tenn. To this union two children were born, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Claude Alta Smith, Jr., born Oct. 9, 1908. 

2. Josephine Hai-ris Smith, born March 15, 1910. 

4th H. G. Lula B. Smith married Aug. 7, 1906, to Erastus E. Patton. 
born Aug. 7, 1874. To this union two children born, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Charles Hyder Patton, born Jan. 15, 1908. 

2. Margaret Elizabeth Patton, born Aug. 29. 1909. 

E. E. Patton is a teacher in the Central High School, located at Foun- 
tain City, Tenn. 

4th' H. G. John L. Smith was married Nov. 2, 1909, to jMvra Kinzel. liorii 
Fel). 18, 1885. No children. 

4th H. G. Estelle Smith married Dec. 28, 1909, to John G. Mynatt, born 
Dee. (i. ^SS'). To this union has been born one son. to wit: 

5th H. G. Rupert Mynatt. born Feb. 6, 1911. 

The group on the opposite page represents Dr. J. Worth Smith "s family, 
and may be read as follows: 

Top row. left to right — Avi T. Smith. John L. Smith. ('Inucb' \. Smith. 
Tnila P. Smith. 

Bottom row, rigiit to Ieft~Dr. J. W. Smith, father, -Mi's. Esfrlle Mynatt 
.Mrs. Lula Belle Patton, Mrs, Avi T. Smith. Mrs. Hattie E. Smith, mother, Rflss 
B. Smith, son of Avi I. Smith. 



3rd H. G. Mariah Paralee Harris, born Dec. 16. 1860; married Feb. 14. 
1S83, to Alfred T. Dnssett. born Sept. 20, 1855. To this union was bom ten 
children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Chiirles Harris Dossett. born May 7, 1884. 

2. Nellie Dossitt. born An^r. 4. 1885. 

3. Jacob Edfjar Dossett, born :\lay 30, 1887. 

4. ■William Frederick Dossett. born Feb. 1. 1889. 

5. Marv Elvic Dossett. born -Inly 26, 1891. 

6. Jam'cs Rolx'rt Dossett, born Sept. 24, 1893. 

7. Richard Marsillous Dossett. born Aug. 5. 1895. 

8. Brynn Moose Dossett. born Sept. 22. 1897. 

9. Thomas Avi Dossett. born Sept. 27, 1899. 
10. Alfred Carl Dossitt. born Sept. 11, 1902. 

Alfred T. Dossett. at the time of his marriage, located in Campbell 
County, Tenn.. in Poweirs Valley, living there about fifteen years. He then 
moved to Tllinois. He is a farmer and now lives in Hlinois. 

3rd H. G. Roselene Lavinia Harris, born IMarch 19. 1864; married Nov. 
13, 1.SS7. to Hyron Eugene Moose, died Sept. 29, 1900; buried Old Gray Cem- 
etery. To this union whs born two sons, to wit: 

"4th H. G. 1. .Tacoli Harris Jfoose, born Sept. 7. 1888. 

2. Byron Eugene :\l(iose. Jr.. born IMareh 23. 1899: died Oct. 8, 1900; 
Inu-ied Old (!ray Cemetery. 

4th H. G. Jacob Harris Moose married A]uil 6. 1910. to I\Iiss Louisa 
Ursula Condon, daughter of Stephen Patrick Condon, of Knoxville. Tenn. 
To this union has been born one child, to wit : 

5th H. G. 1. Rerniu-dine :\loose. born Sept. 11. 1911. 

2. Stephana Barliaiia ^loose, born ^larch 10. 1913. 

Mrs. Rosa Lavinia .Moose lives in Knoxville, Tenn.. 1615 Washington Ave. 

3rd H. G. James Greenway Harris, son of Jacob Harris by second 
marriage, b(irn Aug. 17, 1874; married Annie Lou Burton, born June 23, 1876; 
iiiai'i-ie<l in 1Sli5. To this union has bi-en born tliree children, to wit: 

4th H. G. 1. Walter Harris, born in 1896. 

2. Elry Harris, born in 1S9S. 

3. Annie Lou Harris, born in 1911). 
This family lives ;it Evansville, Tnd. 

3rd H. G. Tliiinias Jefl'ei'son Hai'ris, second son of Jacob Harris, by 
second maiiiai;!'. born -Inly 16, bSTfi ; nuirried Margaret Wallace. June 27. 
1897. To this union has been born five <diildren, to wit: 

4th H. G. 1. Lola T. Harris, born April 20. 1899. 

2. William Lee Harris, born Sept. 17, 1902. 

3. Jacob James Harris, born Julv 17. 1905. 

4. Lavina IVI. Harris, born Jan. 29, 1907. 

5. Thehna ]\I. Harris, born July 29. 1909. 

6. Elden Lafayette Harris. Ixirii October, 1912. 
This family lives at Corrvtmi, Teiui. 



William D. Gibbs. 

Martha Harris Gibbs. 

2nd H. G. ]\lai'tha Harris, eleventh child 'of Simon Harris, born Aug. 24, 
1816; married Feb. 18, 184.5; died Aug. 11, 1875; buried Washington Church. 
^Married William D. Gibbs, born April 25, 1812; died Jan. 11, 1888; buried 
Clapp's Chapel. To this union was born iive children, to wit: 

3rd H. G. 1. William B. Gibbs, born Jan. 9, 1846; died 1873; buried 
by his mother at Washington Church. 

2. Nannie C. Gibbs, born May 29, 1848 : died 1889. 

3. Laura L. Gibbs, born Aug. 4, 1852. 

4. Maria P. Gibbs, born Feb. 17, 1855 ; died 1856. 

5. 0. S. Gibbs. bom Feb. 20, 1858. 

William D. Gibbs married as his first wife a Miss Johnson. To this union 
was born four children, the oldest, Ellen, yet living. She married Elbert 
Ellis, who is now dead ; and makes her home with her son at Caswell, Tenn. 
W. D. Gibbs' first wife died about 1843. He married as his second wife Miss 
Martha Harris, eleventh child of Simon and Rebecca Harris. His home was 


at Church Grove and Harbison's Cross Roads, Knox County, Tennessee, where 
be died and was buried at Clapp's Chapel. In his young manhood he be- 
pame a member of the Beaver Creek Presbyterian Cluirch, to which churcli 
lie heloiitTf'd until his death. 

3rd H. G. William B. Gibbs married ^Miss Maggie V. Greenway, of 
Blount County, Tenn., in 1872. To this union was born one son, James A. 
Gibbs, born 1873. 

4th H. G. James A. Gibbs married Miss Ida Cooke of Blount County, 
Tenn., in lIKCi. To this union has been born two children, to wit: 

5th H. G. 1. Burris Gibbs, born 1904. 

2. ]\lildri'd Greenway Gibbs, born 1906. 

James A. (iibbs lives at Church Grove, Kjiox Countv, Tenn. 

3rd H. G. Nannie C. Gibbs ranrried Michael Rule in 1885. Died 1889. 
No childr ii horn to this union. ]\!ichael Rule is dead : he and his wife buried 
side bv side at New Salem, Knox Coiuitv, Tenn. 

3rd H. G. Liiuia L. Gibbs married William :\Ic. Hall in 1876. No chil- 

3rd H. G. (). S. Gibbs was married to Miss C. V. Johnson. Nov. 6, 1889. 
To this union was i)orn four children, to wit : 

4th H. G. 1. Lela E. Gibbs. born ISiK). 

2. V(>lma K. Gibbs. lioiii 1893. 

3. Neva A. Giblis. born 1897. 

4. Nora Florence (iibbs, born 1904. 

4th H. G. Lela E. Gibbs married C. E. HalclitT July 4, 1907. To them has 
been boiii one child, to wit : 

5th H. G. Luna Gibbs. 

4th H. G. Velma E. Gibbs married Walter Graves, May 19. 1912. Wal- 
ter (iraves owns and lives on the old T. I. Crawford farm on the headwaters 
of Rnseberry Ci'Cek. 

Orvill S. Gib])s is one of the substantial citizens of Knox County. He is 
a mendier of tlie Knox County Board of School Commissioners. Has taken 
great interest and is yet active in the interest of the public schools of Knox 
County. Teiniesser. His lioinr is at Church Grove, or Harbison's Cross Roads. 



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2nd H. G.— 3rd S. G. Samuel Kincheu Harris, born Sept. 12, 1818 ; died 
May 4, 1900; buried Anderson Cemetery. Married Rebecca Crawford Saw- 
yers, born Oct. 1, 1822; died Nov. 7, 1877; buried Anderson Cemetery. They 
were married Oct. 22, 1840, by Rev. Gideon S. White. To this union was 
born ton children, to wit : 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. 1. Madison Monroe Harris, born Sept. 21, 1841. 

2. John Sawyers Harris, born Aug. 2, 1843 ; died June 2, 1881 ; buried 
Anderson Cemetery. 

3. Susan Malvina Harris, born Nov. 30, 1845. 

4. Clarissa Rowena Harris, born IMareh 23, 1848 ; died July 14, 1901. 

5. Joseph C'owen Harris, born July 23, 1850. 

6. Rev. William Emmons Blackburn Harris, born May 7, 1853. 

7. Mariah Paralee Harris, born Sept. 9, 1855. 

8. Claiborne Alfred Harris, born June 2, 1858. 

9. Ellen Cornelia Harris, born July 14, 1861. 
10. ]\Iiunie Virginia Harris, born Aug. 28, 1865. 

The family group on the oppcsite page represents Samuel K. Harris and 
Ills familv of ten children by Rebecca Sawyers Harris. 


Rebecca Crawford Sawyers Harris, seventh child of John Sawyers, Jr., 
became a member of Washington Church upon profession of faith soon after 
lier marriage to Samuel K. Harris. Her life was full of Christian activity 
and work. She was a thorough student of the Bible, having been trained 
therein by her grandmother, and she in turn imparted this knowledge to 
her children by daily reading to them from the Holy Scriptures. She was a 
woman of strong character, self poised and possessed considerable executive 
ability. She met the cares and duties of life with a courageous heart and 
cheerfully and dutifully filled her place in her home. She was a true mother, 
devoted to the welfare of her children. She left her children, as a testimony 
to her la})or of love for them, the memory of a life which time cannot erase, 
and her children rise up and call her blessed. 

The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia fever. The morning 
before she died in the afternoon she said to her son. Dr. M. M. Harris, "The 
chariots have been here all night waiting for me." The most of her children 
were at her bedside, to whom she said many blessed words before her de- 

She was buried Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, 1877, Rev. David A. Herron, 
her pastor, preaching the funeral. Buried in Anderson Cemetery. 

Samuel K. Harris married as his second wife Mrs. Mary M. Hill, widow 
of David Nelson Hill, born 1845; died 1876. Mrs. Mary M. Hill was born 
Aug. 29, 1856. They were married Aug. 3, 1884. To this union three daugh- 
ters were born, to wit : 

3rd H. G. 1. Delia Harris, born Jan. 27, 1885. 

2. Bertie Harris, born April 27, 1887. 

3. Mary Lou Harris, born Aug. 29, 1891. 

Mrs. Mary M. Harris and her three daughters reside at the old Samuel 
K. Harris homestead, and are members of Shanondale Presbyterian Church. 
Miss Delia Harris is a successful teacher in the Moses School, one of the best 
public schools of Knoxville. Miss Bertie Harris is also a teacher, being identi- 
fied with the Knox County Schools. Both are very successful in their work 
and enjoy the esteem and respect of many people. Mary Lou Harris is a 
graduate of the Central High School, Fountain City, Tenn. 



Samuel Kinchen Harris, twelfth child of Simon ami Krlirci:! Harris. Imrn 
Sept. 12. 1818. on the Hoist on River, opposite the station uo'.v known as Mas- 
cot, Tenn.. on the Southern Railway, about fourteen miles east of Knoxville. 
At tlie death of his father in 1831, Samuel Harris being about thirteen years 
of age, it fell upon his .shoulders to support his widowed mother and two 
.sisters. Clara and Martha. lie had but a limited education, owing to the 
fact of his having to support tlie family, but notwithstanding this and the 
poor facilities at that day for getting an education, he attained a good com- 
mon English education. In stature he was five feet ten inches, fair com- 
plexion, blue eyes and light hair; a robust, healthy man all his life. 

At his marriage to Rebecca Crawford Sawyers in 1810, he moved to Har- 
bison's Cross Roads, where he rented a small farm and lived there until 
the fall of 1841, when he purchased a small farm in Hinds" Valley, eleven 
miles east of Knoxville, on the Tazewell pike. Here he lived until 18.53, when 
lie became Superintendent of the Knox County Poor Asylum, which was 
then and is now situated at [Maloneyville. He lived here foiir years, moving 
to the present old home eight miles east of Knoxville, on the Tazewell Pike, 
in January, 1857. This farm of two hundred and thirty acres he purchased 
from Dr. Isaac A. Anderson, founder of the present Maryville College, paying 
for the place at that time four thousand (.$4,000) dollars. Here lie lived, 
completing the raising of his first family of ten children. His beloved wife. 
Rebecca Crawford Sawyers, died November 7, 1877. 

Samuel Kinchen Harris was one of the substantial citizens of Knox 
County, He served as Justice of the Peace of Knox County for six years, 
between 1870 and 1880. During this time he took an active interest in all 
matters pertaining to the best interests of the County, especially in the mat- 
ter of public roads. He. as well as his first wife, were members of Washing- 
ton Church, he being at his death a deacon in that church. He lived an 
honest. Christian life ; his word as good as his bond ; was honorable in all 
his transactions, leaving behind him a record that his children and descend- 
ants may .iustly be proud of. 



One of the Most Prominent Men of Knox County 
Died at an Advanced Age. 

"Samuel K. Hari-is. age 82 yeai-s, one of the t>est known citizens 
of Knox County, residing in the Third Civil District, died Friday 
night, May 4th, 1000, at 7 o'clock, at his honu\ His In altli had been 
failing foi- some time, yet the rnd rame as a siiri)rise to his many 
friends in the city. 

"The funeral occurred Sunday at 2 p. m., at tiu' Anderson bury- 
ing ground, six miles out on the Tazewell Pike. Rev. T. M. Lowery. 
D. D., pastoi- of the Third Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, conducted 
the services, assisted by Rev. J. 11. Newman, of Maryville. Tenn." 

Alxmt a nu)nth after the deatii of Samuel K. Harris, William M. Harris, 
one of his pall-])earers. was killed by accident — June l!)th, liU)(). William ^1. 
Harris being an Elder, and Samuel K. Harris being a Deacon, in Washingtnn 
Church, a menuirial funeral sei-vii-e was held in theii- honor at Washington 
Church, .some time in July following, the memoiiai sermon being pi'eached 
by Rev. P. M. Bartlett, D. D., of Maryville. Tenn.. who was llien supplying 
the pulpit at Washington Church. 



Dr. Madison Monroe Harris. 

(From photo at agu of 70). 

LoTiesa Cotterell Harris. 

(From photo at marriage, 1871). 

3rd H. G. — 4th S. 6. Madison Monroe Ilarri.s was liorn at Harbison's 
Cross Roads, Septemi})er 21, 1841. He attended the eominon schools of the 
country, which at that time were limited to three or four months of the year 
up till 1860. In 1860 and '61 he attended Walnut Grave Academy, near 
Gra.ves,ton, Tenn., taking a preparatory course to enter Maryville College. 
The War, however, cut short the ambitions and expectations of the young 
men who desired at that time to enter college, and insteati they entered the 
Union and Confederate Armies. He cast his lot upon thf side of the Govern- 
ment and took sides with the ITnion, enlisting with the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, 
Company C, July 11, 1863, serving iintil the close of the war in 1865. Upon 
his discharge he went to the State of Indiana, where he intended entering 
college at Crawfordsville, but circumstance after circumstance occurred pre- 
venting him from entering college. He made the acquaintance of a man 
who had served in the Union Army and who was practicing dentistry at 
Bainbridge, Indiana, and after being with him a month or two decided to 
take up the profession of dentistry. He was a student under Dr. A. T. 
Keightly, of Greencastle, Ind. After serving as an apprentice for two years, 
he traveled over the State of Indiana practicing dentistry for one year. In 
May, 1868 he located at Knoxville, Term., at which place he has been in the 
active practice ever since. In 1887 an honorary degree of medicine was con- 
ferred upon him by the University of Tennessee. In 1889 an honorary de- 
gree of dentistry was conferred upon him by the University of Tennessee. 
Tn 1896 he joined Knoxville Lodge No. 138, I. O. O. F., and is yet an active 


member of that organization. When he was a boy of fourteen years, upon 
profession of faith, he joined old Washington Church. In 1872. at the organi- 
zation of the Third l^resbyteriau Chureh in Knoxville. he. by letter, joined 
that ehureh, being still a member, the ehureh now being known as the Fifth 
Avenue Presbyterian Church. In 1891 he built the Harris Building, on the 
corner of Cay and Park .Vvcnue. but after a few years disposed of this 
property. He was married July 4. 1871. to Louesa Daniel Cotterell, daughter 
of David C. Cotterell, whose wife, Mary, was a daughter of Samuel Ewing, a 
wealthy and influential family of Lee County, Va. At their marriage they 
located at 324 West Park Avenue. Knoxville, at which place they now reside. 

3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. Madison Monroe Harris, first child of Samuel K. 
Harris, burn Sept. 2]. 1841, was married July 4, 1871. to Louesa Daniel Cot- 
terell, Iwrn Oct. 2(1. 1847. To this union was born six children, to wit: 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1 . Claude Monroe Harris, born April 29, 1872. 

2. Mary Levenie Harris, born May 5, 1873; died Aug. 7, 1874; buried 
(Jrcenwood Cemetery. 

3. Lucy Ki'becca Harris, Irurn Nov. 30, 1874. 

4. :\Iinnie Virginia Harris, born Jan. 20, 1877; died April 10, 18&8 ; 
buried Greenwood Cemetery. 

5. Cora Lou Harris, born July 21, 1882. 

6. Charles Ewing Harris, born Nov. 15, 1893. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Claude Monroe Harris was married Jan. 8, 1903, to 
^lary Kathleen Furry, born Aug. 13, 1874. To this union was born one 
child, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. Thomas Claude Harris, born Nov. 16, 1905. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Lucy Rebecca Harris was married Aug. 21, 1895, to 
William Porter Chandler, born January 25, 1872. To this union two chil- 
dren were born, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Richard Gordon Chandler, born Nov. 13. 1897. 
2. Louise ]\rary Chandler, boin Oct. 8. 1899. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Cora Lou Harris was married Dec. 19, 1904. to Wil- 
liam J. Freeman, who died Nov. pi. 1907; buried Greenwood Cemetery. 


William Porter Chandler was born in Blount County. Tennessee. January 
25, 1872; son of Richard and Annie (I>irtcri Chandler; descent; 
graduate of the I'niversity of Tennessee in 1890. .Married Lucy Harris. Au- 
gust 21, 1895. Member of Masons (32nd degree S.-ottisli KMteV; K. T. ( 
Eminent Commander; Past High Priest^; member Ai)i>:ilacliian Club. Elk- 
mont, Tenn.; Past Regent of Royal Arcanum of Tennessee (Chilhowee Coun- 
cil); Master's Lodge No. 244. of Knoxville; elected Judge of Knoxville Citv 
Court 1909-1912; Chief of Knoxville Poliee nei)artnu'nt 1906-1909; Major of 
3rd Teiuiessee State (iuards 1!l()1-1!)u:i ; served as Recorder and Treasurer; 
City Court Judge; Clerk of both Hoards and Treasurer of the city of Knox- 
ville. Deacon and member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Knoxville. 
Tenn.— (From "Who's Who in Tennessee.") 


3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. John Sawyers Harris, born Aug. 2, 1843 ; died June 
2, 1881 ; buried Anderson Cemetery. Wife, Phoebe Caroline Lane, born Oct. 
21, 1842. Married April 24, 1866". in Hamblen County. To this union was 
born six children, to wit : 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. i. Susan L. Harris, born Feb. 5, 1867. 

2. William Simon Harris, born April 30, 1869 ; died Jan. 18, 1902 ; bur- 
ied Anderson Cemetery. 

3. Albert G. Harris, born July 26, 1871 ; died Dec. 11, 1906 ; buried An- 
derson Cemetery. 

4. Walter T. Harris, born Jan. 21, 1873. 

5. Anna Rebecca Harris, born Oct. 30, 1876. 

6. Creed A. Harris, born Feb. 4, 1880. 

John Sawyers Harris at the time of his marriage lived on the old home 
place for ten years, when he moved his family to Knoxville, where he lived 
until his death in 1881. His widow and children still reside in Knoxville. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Susan L. Harris married July 13, 1890, to Jacob M. 
Hansel, born September 9, 1862. No children. Jacob M. Hansel lives at 
1112 Luttrell Street, Knoxville, and has been in the employment of the Sou- 
thern Railway Company for over twenty years. He is a member of the Golden 
Rule Lodge No. 177, I.'O. 0. F. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Walter T. Harris married Clara Bozeman, born 
June 26, 1880. They were married November 27, 1901. No children. Live 
in Lincoln Park, Knoxville. W. T. Harris has been in the employment of the 
Southern Railway Shops at Knoxville for thirteen years. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Anna Rebecca Harris married March 10, 1898, to 
William E. Kidd, born Dec. 19, 1869, in Illinois. To this union was born two 
children, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. William Adrian Kidd, born Dec. 20, 1898. 

2. Lucy Myrtle Kidd, born Nov. 8, 1900. 

William E. Kidd is in the grocery business in the city of Knoxville. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Creed A. Harris married jMary C. Sollam, b-orn 
Jan. 21. 1873; dead: buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Married Feb. 24. 1901. 
To this union was born two children, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. John Nelson Harris, born June 29, 1902. 

2. Mary Ruth Harris, born Sept. 9, 1905. 



3rd H, 6. — 4th S. G. Susan Malvina Harris was married to Lewis Lane. 
Nov. 22, 1865, at the old home in Knox County, Tennessee, by Rev. William 
H. Lyle. Lewis Lane was born Dec. 9, 1840; died IMarch 14, 1911; buried 
Taylorsville, 111. To tliis union was born the following children, to wit: 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. Laura Jenella Lane, born Sept. 18, 1866. 

2. James Lewis Lane, born jMarch 15, 1868. 

3. Samuel Alfred Lane, born July 23, 1870. 

4. Boston Garret Lane, born Oct. 16, 1.872. 

5. John Howard Lane, born Aug. 24, 1875. 

6. Creed ]\raskall Lane, born April 6, 1878. 

7. Flora Rebecca Lane, born Oct. 1, 1880. 

8. Bessie Eunice Lane, born April 20, 1883. 

9. Eugene Fuller Lane, born Nov. 2, 1885. 
10. May Lucinda Lane, born May 1. 1888. 

The group on the opposite page represents Lewis Lane's family, and may 
be read as follows : 

Top Row, left to right — Sam A. Lane, Flora R. Kemp, Credo M. Lane, 
Bessie E. Lane, Boston G. Lane, John H. Lane. 

Bottom Row, left to right — James L. Lane, Mrs. Susan il. Lane, mother; 
Eugene F. Lane, Laura J. Barr, Mary L. Bear, Lewis Lane, father. 

Laura Jennella Lane was married to Dr. D. D. Barr, December 27, 1899. 
Dr. Barr was born April 11, 1856. To this iinion was born two children, 

to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Laurinda May Barr. born Aug. 15. 1901. 

2. James Dorwin Barr, born Jan. 15, 1906. 

Dr. Barr is a successful physician and enjoys a lucrative practice in 
Tajdorsville, 111. Laura J. Barr was a successful school teacher before her 

James Lewis Lane was married to Miss Leola V. Thompson, August 5, 
1903. They live at Glen Ellyn, 111. 

Samuel Alfred Lane was married to Miss Lucretta A. Scroggs, August 
11, 1903. To this union was born one son, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. John Alfred Lane, born June 11, 1904. 

Address, Wendal, Idaho. 

John Howard Lane was married to Miss Pearl Lee Brant, October 21, 
1902. To this union was born three children, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Eugene Hubert Lane, born July 25, 1903. 

2. James Lewis Lane, born 1905. 

3. Warren Lane, born Feb. 18, 1911. 

J. H. Lane and his family live at Rolette, Idaho, where he owns a ranch. 
Creed Maskall Lane was married to Miss Annie L. Furlong, December 
10, 1902. To this union four children have been born, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Susan Kathleen Lane, born Aug. 26, 1903. 

2. Marvin Maskall Lane, born July 6, 1905. 

3. Credetta Marion Lane, born Aug. 21, 1907. 

4. Son, born Jan. 2, 1912. 

Creed M. Lane and his family live at Loma, North Dakota, where he 
owns a farm. 

Flore Rebecca Lane was married to Prof. H. E. Kemp, May 4, 1913. Prof. 
Kemp is identified with the city schools of St. Louis, Mo., where they reside. 
Flore Rebecca Lane was a successful teacher before her marriage. 

May Lucinda Lane was married to Minor Ellsworth Bear, July 6, 1912. 
Mr. Bear, with his brother, is in the manufactiiring business in Chicago, 111. 
Their residence address is 4012 Sheridan Road. 


4th H, G.^5th S. G. Eugene Fuller Lane was married July 2, 1913, to 
Miss Josephine Nye Thatcher, daughter of Mrs. Mary Nye Thatcher, of Den- 
ver, Colorado. Residence 4012 Sheridan Road, Chicago, 111. 

Lewis Lane was born in Hamblen County, Tennessee, December 9, 1840. 
His father's name was Garrett Lane. This Lane family was one of the sub- 
stantial families of the county. One of his uncles, James A. Lane, served 
with distinction in the Union Army, being Captain of Company D, 1st Ten- 
nessee Cavalry, U. S. A., and was killed near Cumberland Gap, July, 1863. 
Lewis Lane and his family removed from Tennessee to Missouri in 1887, and 
such of the family a.s were not married removed to Chicago, Illinois, in 1905, 
where they now reside, at 4012 Sheridan Road. 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Clarissa Rowena Harris, born March 23, 1848 ; died 
July 14, 1901 ; buried Anderson Cemetery, Knox County, Tenn. ]\Iarried in 
1878, to John Arnold, who died March 15, 1910. To this union four children 
were born, to wit: 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. Clarice Arnold, born 1879. 

2. John Arnold, born 1880. 

3. Bessie Arnold, born 1882; died 1886; buried Anderson Cemetery. 

4. Charley Arnold, born 1883. 

Charley Arnold married May 15, 1912, to Miss Myrtle M. Reynolds, born 
August 8, 1894. 

3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. Hon. Joseph Cowan Harris, legislator, humorous 
writer and merchant of Knox County, Tennessee, one of the most widely 
known men in East Tennessee, was born in 1850; is the tifth child of Samuel 
K. and Rebecca Sawyers Harris. He was raised in Knox County, educated 
at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College. He studied law for 
three years and, though well qualified for the practice of that profession, 
took up the business of merchandising instead. He was elected to represent 
Knox County in the State Legislature in 1886 and 1888, and served with dis- 
tinction in that body, being recognized by bis colleagues as a man of brilliance 
and overflowing wit. For a number of years he was a contributor to leading 
newspapers; also to the local press under the nom de plume of "Sol Turpin." 
He is a man of great resources, being adapted to almost any class of business 
or walk of life, and enjoys the esteem and respect of his acquaintances. He 
was married June 8, 1879, to Jliss IMary Richardson, of Kentucky, who was 
born in 1863, and who is a daughter of Tlon. .1. W. Richardson, of Kentucky. 


3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Rev. William Emmons Blackburn Harris, born 
May 7, 1853, was married Oct. 14, 1880, to Nannie Will Wilson, of Green 
County, Ky., born July 5, 1862. She was tiu' only child of William Thomas 
Wilson, born Nov, 2S, 1831 ; died Dec. 29, 1861 : and Nanrv Catherine Moore, 
born 18,30; died 1885, who were married Aug. 19, 1861. 

William Thomas Wilson was a soldier of the Civil War. (See Jlilitary 
History). To W. E. B. Harris and Nannie Will Harris the following chil- 
dren were born, to wit ; 

4th H, G, -5th S. G. 1. Samuel Edgar Harris, horn .liilv, 18S1. 

2. Mary Kth.'l Harris, born .inly 26, 1883. 

3. Julia Harris, born Nov. 7, 1SS5. 

4. Paul Thomas Harris, born Dec. 4, 1887. 

5. Nannie Reba Harris, born and died Nov. 17, 1889; buried Mitchell, 


4th H. G. — 5th S. G. S. E. Hjirris is a stationary and steam engineer; 
a member of the National Association of Stationary and Steam Engineers, 
Lodge No. 6, Knoxville, Tenn. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Mary Ethel Harris, seeond ehild of W. E. B. Har- 
ris, was graduated with honors from' Home Institute of New Orleans, La., in 
June, 1901. She possesses marked executive ability and for seven years held 
the re.sponsible position as Librarian of the Vanderbilt University, Law De- 
partment Library, and private secretary to the Dean of that department. 
Was also private secretary to Hon. James ('. ]\IcReynolds, now Attorney 
General of the United States. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Julia Harris was married July 15, 1909, to Eugene 
Chesterfield Elam, of Nashville, Tenn., born 1878. To this union has been 
born one son, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. Paul Chesterfield Elam, born September 12, 1910, 
in New York City. 

Eugene C. Elam is an expert engraver and illustrator, at present with the 
"Florida Times-LTnion, " of Jacksonville, Fla. He has held responsible posi- 
tions in Chicago, Cincinnati, and with Gill & Co., New York. 

Julia Harris Elam is a graduate of the Fogg High School, Nashville, 
Tenn. Both she and her husband are members of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Jacksonville, Fla. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Paul Thomas Harris was married Nov. 25, 1911, to 
Miss Jonuie Grace Maddox, of Smyrna, Tenn., born May 14, 1886. She is a 
most excellent woman and comes from a fine family. Paul Thomas Ilari'is 
is connected with the Charleston, S. C, Phosphate and Mining Company, 
Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. He graduated from the Fogg High School, Nashville, 
Tenn., at the age of sixteen years. He also took special work in the University 
of Georgia Agricultural Department in 1909. Prior to his connection with the 
Phosphate and Mining company, at Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., he was an employee 
of the N., C. & St. L. Ry. Co., in the capacity of private secretar.y to Major 
W. L. Danley, General Passenger Agent of the road. His wife is a milliner 
of some repute, owning her own establishment in Mt. Pleasant. Both he and 
his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. 

Rev. William Emmons Blackburn Harris was the eleventh minister to 
come out of old Washington Church. Was educated at Maryville College, 
graduating in May, 1876, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In September 
of the same year he entered Danville Theological Seminary. Danville, Ky., 
graduating from that institution in the spring of 1879, with the degree of 
Bachelor of Divinity. In 1890 his alma mater conferred upon him the degree 
of I\Iaster of Arts. He was licensed to preach and ordained by the Transyl- 
vania Presbytery in 1880. His ministry has been successful and fruitful, 
having occupied pulpits such as Greensburg, Ky. ; the churches of upper In- 
diana ; Vevay, Charleston and Mitchell, located in Indiana, and the Bartlett 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, La. He is a clear, Bil)lica], 
forceful and orthodox preacher. At the families' reunion October 1, 1911, 
he preached a masterful and eloquent sermon, at the conclusion of which 
there was scarcely a dry eye in that large assembly. He and his family now 
live at Fountain City, Tenn. 



3rd H. G. — 4th S. 6. :\Iaiiali Paralee Harris, horn September 9, 1855; 
married Fel-ruary 24, 1S76. to Dr. Robert W. Goddard, of Maryville. Teun., 
born Jidy 31, 1848; died April 20. 1895: buried Hot Springs. Ark. To this 
uuion waS horn eight ohiklren. to wit : 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. Infant ehild born and died Jan. 24, 1877; bur- 
ied Blount County. Tenn. 

2. Ira D. Goddard, born Jan. 21, 1878. 

3. Ethel Rebecca Goddard. born Sept. 8, 1879. 

4. Robert Samuel Goddard. born Feb. 18, 1880: died July 3. 1907: bur- 
ied Little Rock, Ark. 

:\Iatilda Arkadelphia Goddard. born Feb. 12, 1&82. 

6. Roy Wesley Goddard, born April 7, 1884. 

7. Zora Bell Goddard, born June 17, 1886. 

8. Harriet Comer Goddard, born October 18, 1892. 

R. "W. Goddard was a graduate of Maryville College and of the ]\Iedical 
Department of the University of Tennessee. He practiced medicine in Blount 
County for a number of years, moving to Hot Springs. Ark., in about 1893, 
where he died in 1895. He was a devout Christian gentleman and a member 
of the IMethodist Church. His widow, IMrs. R. W. Goddard, now lives at 
Little Rock. Ark., and holds the position as State Manager of the Yiavi Drug 
Co., of San Francisco. Cal. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Ira D. Goddard married as his first wife Birdie 
Bryant of Hot Springs. Ark., December 20, 1899. Birdie Brvant was born 
Sept. 24. 1877; died July 20, 1901. One child dead born July 20, 1901. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Ira D. Goddard married as his second wife Barbara 
Louise Steifel, of Little Rock. Ark.. Dec. 27, 1904. To this union was born 
two children : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Infant born Oct. 15. 1905; died Oct. 16, 1905. 

2. Myrna Louise Goddard. born Jlay 8, 1907. 

Ira D. Goddard is in the newspaper business in Little Rock, Ark. 

4th H. G. — 5th H. G. Ethel R. Goddard holds a responsible position with 
a large department store in Little Rock, Ark., being manager and buyer for 
her department. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Matilda A. Goddard married Elbert Scott, of Little 
Rock. Ai'k.. November 2, 1902. Elbert Scott was born September 1, 1880. To 
this unioTi has been born one son, to wit: 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. Robert Delphin Scott, born March -8, 1908. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Roy Wesley Goddard married Clara Louise Mitch- 
ell, Jan. 9. 1905. He is in business in Little Rock, Ark., where he lives. To 
this union was Ixirn one son, to wit: 

5th H. G— 6th S. G. Rnymond Wesley Goddard, born November 3. 1906. 

4th H. G. — 5th S. G. Zorabelle Paralee Goddard married John Austin 
Walker, September 24, 1908. John Austin Walker was born November 8, 
1884. They live at Little Rock, Ark. No children. 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Claiborne Alfred Harris, born June 2. 1858: mar- 
ried January 2, 1901, to Mrs. Mary R. Lewis, whose maiden name was Mary 
R. Poore, born near Martinsville, Indiana, January 21, 1870. Later, in early 
childhood, moved with her parents to Fort Smith, Kansas. She had one 
dinighter by her first husl)and, Gladys Pearl, who iijarricd a Mr. Casteel, re- 
siding at Rivers'de. Okla. C. A. Harris, from April. 1S82, to Dec. 20. 1887, 
was employed in the Pnifed States Postoffice, Washington, D. C. At present 
is traveling representative of Geo. L. Shuman & Co., of Chicago, 111., owners 
and publishrrs of John L. Stoddard's Travel Lectures. 


3rd H. G. — 4th S. G. Ellen Cornelia Harris, born July 14, 1861, married 
William E. Pope, born June 4, 1861. They were married September 20, 1883. 
To this union was born six children., to wit: 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. Nettie Rebecca Pope, born July 5. 1884. 

2. Lucy IMargaret Pope, born April 24, 1887. 

3. Willie Myrtle Pope, born Aug. 2, 1889. 

4. Charles E. Pope, born April 16, 1894; died March 30, 1895; buried 
Anderson Cemetery. 

5. Laura Cornelia Pope, born Feb. 28, 1896. 

6. Pearl Richmond Pope, born Aug. 13, 1898. 

W. E. Pope lives at Fountain City, Tenn. Has been employed by the 
Sanford, Chamberlain & Albers Drug Company for fifteen years. He and his 
family are members of the Fountain City M. E. Church. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Nettie Rebecca Pope married Nov. 3, 1909, to Rufus 
H. Caldwell, born Sept. 21, 1875. To this union has been born two chil- 
dren, to wit : 

5t.h H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Evalyn Palmer Caldwell, born June 20, 1910. 

2. James Erwin Caldwell, born Dee. 1, 1911. 

R. H. Caldwell is connected with the ]\Iiller Dry Goods Co., of Knoxville, 
and lives at Fountain City, Tenn. 

4th H. G. 5th S. G. Lucy Margaret Pope was married Sept. 3, 1910, to 
Frank L. Eldridge. To this union has been born one daughter, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. Thelma May Eldridge, born May 22, 1912. 

Mr. Eldridge and family live at Fountain City, Tenn. Prank L. Eldridge 
is an employee of the Southern Railway Company, Knoxville, Tenn. He is 
an active member of the Baptist Church. 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. Willie Myrtle Pope married April 4, 1909, to Walter 
J. McCamphell, born Sept. 3, 1889. To this union has been born two chil- 
dren, to wit : 

5th H. G.— 6th S. G. 1. Mildred Louisa ilcCampbell born Aug. 11, 191U. 

2. John William McCamphell, born June 3, 1912. 

Walter J. ]\IcCampbell is an electrician and lives at Fountain City, Tenn. 

3rd H. G.— 4th S. G. Minnie Virginia Harris, born Aug. 28, 1865, mar- 
ried July 8, 1890, to Mack A. Bryant, born Sept. 4, 1867. To this union was 
born five children, to wit : 

4th H. G.— 5th S. G. 1. William P. Brvant, born Jan. 17. 1892. 

2. Rebecca C. Bryant, born Sept. 10, 1893. 

3. Lucile L. Bryant, born May 19, 1897. 

4. Mack A. Bryant, Jr., born Feb. 7, 1900. 

5. Melissa J. Bryant, born Nov. 14, 1903. 
Address, 148 East Terrace, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mack A. Bryant is a traveling salesman for the Haynes-Henson Shoe Co., 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

William P. Bryant graduated with honors from the Chattanooga High 
School, and is at present a student in the T'niversity of Tennessee, making a 
splendid record. 

Rebecca C. Bryant is a graduate of the Central High School, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn., and is studying to be a trained nurse. 


THOMAS C. HARRIS, Born Nov. 16, 1905. 

Grandson of Dr. M. M. Harris. 
Seventh Generation of Alexander Crawford. 


.Vle.Miiider uiul Patrick Crawford were among the earliest settlers in Augusta 
County, Virginia. They are presumed to have been natives of the North of Ireland. 

Alexander Crawford, the elder of the two, married Mary McPheeters, but whether 
in Ireland or America is not know^l. He acquired an extensive tract of land in Augusta 
County, covering a part of the Little North Mountain and extending far out into the 
plain. It embraced sixteen hundred and forty acres. His dwelling stood on a knoll, 
at the eastern base of the mountain, and looking out on the rising sun on a wide tract 
of level land. It was "beautiful for situation." The spot is about two miles northeast 
of Buffalo Gap and one mile south of the present residence of Baxter Crawford, a 
great-grandson of Alexander and Mary Crawford. The site of the house is now marked 
by a thicket, surrounding a pile of unhewn stones which composed the chimney. 

Here Alexander and Mary Crawford had eleven children. They had an abundance 
of all the good things the times and country afforded, and until the Indian wars arose, 
lived in peace and plenty. They belonged to a Godfearing race, and doubtless walked 
in the old ways of their pious ancestors. The father and mother were, however, both 
slaughtered by savages, on their premises, with no human eye near enough to witness 
the tragedy. 

Much uncertainty has existed as to the date of the occurrence. But at the Novem- 
ber (bounty Court, 1764, William McPheeters qualified as administrator of .-Mexander 
Crawford, and, although some of the hitter's descendants insist upon an earlier date, 
it seems highly probable, if not absolutely certain, that the slaughter was perpetrated 
by some of the Indians who made a second raid upon Kerr's Creek, in October of the 
year mentioned. The rumor had gone abroad that an invasion by Indians was threat- 
ened, and all the Crawford family had taken refuge in a house at Big Spring. 

On the day of the slaughter, early in the morning, it is said, .'Uexander Crawford 
and his wife returned home to procure a supply of vegetables, while two of their sons, 
William and John, went upon the mountain to salt the horses, which had been turned 
out to graze. From their elevation on the mountain the two youths saw the smoke of 


the burning homestead. On the same day, probably, the home of John Trimble, some 
three miles off, on Middle River, was assailed, as is related elsewhere. 

We may imagine the men of the neighborhood were somewhat slow to assemble. 
No one knew but that his house would be attacked next, and every man felt it his 
duty to protect his own family, if possible. When the people rallied and repaired to 
the Crawford place the dwelling had been consumed by fire. The charred remains of 
Alexander Crawford were found in the ashes, showing that he had been killed in the 
house. His wife's body was found outside, and it is inferred that she attempted to 
escape, but was overtaken and tomahawked. The remains of both were gathered up 
and buried in the Glebe graveyard. 

The sale bill of Alexander Crawford's personal estate amounted to £334, 17s, 9d, 
about $1,114, a larger sum than was common that day. 

The children of Alexander and Mary Crawford were: 

I. William Crawford, born 1744, who is named first in every list. In an old 
graveyard on a hill overlooking Middle River, on the farm of the late Ephraim Geed- 
ing, is an ancient sandstone, fiat on the ground and broken in two. The inscription 
upon it, which is nearly illegible, is as follows: 

"William Crawford, departed this life October 15, 1792, aged 48 years." 

II. Edward Crawford, son of Alexander and Mary Crawford, graduated from 
Princeton College, in 1775, and was licensed a preacher in 1777. He was a member 
of the Lexington Presbytery at its organization on September 26, 1786, and was ap- 
pointed to preach for a month in Tygart's Valley and Harrison County. At the meet- 
ings of Presbytery in April and September, 1792, at Lexington, he was Moderator. 
Subsequently he became a member of the Abingdon Presbytery, living in Southwest 
Virginia or East Tennessee. 

III. John Crawford, third son of Alexander and Mary Crawford, was married three 
times successively. His first wife was Peggy, eldest daughter of his uncle, Patrick. 

John Crawford was a man of great energy and activity. It is said that he was 
engaged in all the expeditions of his day against the Indians, including Point Pleasant. 
He was a soldier during the whole Revolutionary War, and when not in the field, was 
employed in making guns and other weapons, having acquired his father's skill as an 
iron worker. The day after the battle of Cowpens, in which he participated, he was 
promoted from the ranks to a first lieutenancy on account of his gallantry in that 
celebrated battle. He was also at Guilford, and with General Greene in all southern 
campaigns. Yet, he never would accept pension or bounty lands. 

John Crawford died at his home on Buffalo Branch, in January, 1872, and was 
burled in the Hebron graveyard. His tombstone gives his age as ninety-one years, and 
if correct, he was the oldest son of Alexander and Mary Crawford, instead of the third. 

IV. James Crawford, fourth son of Alexander and Mary, became a Presbyterian 
minister and was licensed to preach in 1779. He removed to Kentucky and was for 
many years pastor of the Walnut Grove church, near Lexington. 

V. Alexander Crawford was at the battle of Point Pleasant. His first wife was a 
Miss Hopkins, and his second a Mrs. McCIure. 

VI. Rebecca, daughter of Alexander and Mary Crawford, married John Sawyers, 
and went to Tennessee. 

VII. Bettie Crawford is said to have died in Kentucky. 

VIII. Samuel Crawford, the eighth child. Nothing is known of him. 

IX. Robert Crawford married a daughter of his uncle, Patrick. 

X. Martha Crawford married Alexander Craig, of the Little Calf Pasture, Augusta 
County. All her children went west except the late Robert Craig, who died at his home 
near Craigville, in 1872. 

XI. Mary Crawford died unmarried at the home of her sister, Mrs. Craig. 

The above history of the Crawfords is taken from Miss Minnie L. Baugh's compila- 
tion of the Alexander and Patrick Crawford families, compiled in 1888. Miss Baugh is 
a descendant of the Alexander Crawford family. 

The compiler of the Sawyers-Harris Family History wishes to add the following 
to the Crawford history: 

In the Crawford History compiled by Mrs. Vanderbilt, we find on page 117 with 
other grants of land to the Crawford family, that a grant of two hundred acres of 
land was granted to Alexander Crawford by the State of Virginia, recorded in Vol. 19, 
page 865, of the Virginia State Records, in that part of Orange County called Augusta, 
on a branch of Cuthay's River, called Buffalo Lick, December 1, 1740. 

This 200 acres of land evidently was the first of the 1,640 acres of land acquired by 
Alexander Crawford and this date, 1740, perhaps fixes the date of the marriage of 
Alexander Crawford and Mary McPheeters, for we find that their oldest son. John 
Crawford, was born in 1741. We find also that William Crawford was born in 1744, 
and that the sixth child, Rebecca Crawford, who married John Sawyers, was born 
February 7, 1753. Without figuring upon the births of these eleven children, we come 
to the conclusion that Mary, the eleventh child, was perhaps less than one year old 
when her parents were massacred. 



Son of E. R. and Charlotte A. Peyton Carter. 



Charles Sagner rang the door bell of the Jackson home with a thrill of hope. He 
was going to propose to pretty Dorothy Jackson that night. 

The door bell was answered by a maid, who said, "Dorothy will be down in a 

Sagner took a chair in the library and soon he heard a light step on the stairs. 
"Good evening, Miss Dorothy," said he. rising from his chair. "Good evening, Mr. 
Sagner," she answered, "how are you?" "Very well, thank you." She sat down and 
soon they were in earnest conversation. 

"Miss Dorothy," said he, after a while, "I have never spoken of this before, but I 
love you with all my heart. Will you marry me?" Dorothy blushed. "Mr. Sagner, I 
have always cared for you, loved you truly; but 1 will not consent to marry you unless 
you show me you are a brave and capable man." 

He rose silently and stepped across the room to where she was sitting, stooped 
and kissed her hand. "Good night. Miss Dorothy," said he. "Good night, Mr. Sagner," 
she returned, as he opened the door to leave. When Sagner was in his room that 
night, to himself he said: "I swear I'll do something to show Dorothy that I am all 
she wants me to be." 



The next evening Sagner was coming home from a dance when he heard a news 
boy cry: "Extry! Extry! All about the Maine!" He bought a paper and rushed home 
to read it. The next morning the papers were full of vague rumors about the United 
States having a war with Spain. It was not long till the call came for volunteers. 
He did not heed the first call, when so many were rushing to the front; but when he 
saw that more men were needed he decided to go. He enlisted on the 28th of June, as 
gunner's mate on board the battleship Iowa. 

Sagner left for Tampa, Florida, the 30th, after his mother's tearful consent had 
been given, and shipped on board the Iowa, July 2nd. The next morning about 9:30 
the Spanish ships were discovered trying to escape. At once the order, "Clear the 
ships for action!" was given and the ships stood ready to hold off any attempt to 
escape. Sagner was ready with his gun, and when the order was given, his gun 
belched forth with the rest. Happening to look around he saw a wounded officer 
dropping through the railing into the water. 


Without a second's hesitation Sagner, crying, "Man overboard!" leaped into the 
ocean and saw the body going down for the second time. He grasped the man about 
the waist, and as he did so he gave a great start, for the man was none other than 
Dorothy Jackson's father. 

By the time the hammock had been lowered for him from the ship, he placed the 
wounded man in it and caught the rope that had been lowered for him. He was pulled 
to the deck by two or three sailors and just as he reached it felt an excruciating pain 
in the shoulder and sank to the deck, unconscious. He had been shot. 


When Charles Sagner regained consciousness he was lying on a comfortable cot 
in the hospital room on the Iowa. There was no sound to break the stillness, so he 
concluded the fight was over. 

Presently the surgeon came and told him, in answer to his inquiry, that both 
Cervera and Toral had surrendered, the former's fleets having been totally destroyed. 
Sagner was delighted with the news and also to know that his wound was not serious, 
the bullet having only cut an ugly gash in his shoulder. 


In a week the surgeon pronounced Sagner ready for guard duty. He had just 
gotten his musket and was standing by his gun when a sailor informed him that the 
Captain wanted to see him. He went to the Captain's cabin and was ushered into the 
presence of Captain Jackson, Dorothy's father. 

"I understand," he began, "that you jumped overboard after me when I was 
wounded, slipped on the deck, and slid under the rail." "Yes, sir," replied Sagner. 
"And then," continued the Captain, "you were yourself wounded in coming up the 
rope lowered for you." "Yes, sir," replied Sagner. "And in return for that service, 
I promote you to the position of Midshipman." "Thank you, sir," stammered Sagner, 
and retired. 

The next day Charles' shoulder pained him more than ever, so he went to the 
surgeon, who, after taking an X-Ray picture of the shoulder, said the bullet had gone 
farther than he thought and had lodged in his lung. "You will not be fit for further 
service." This was a blow to Sagner; just after having been promoted, to be dis- 
charged; but he consoled himself with the thought that the surgeon knew best. He 
was discharged the next day and went to Tampa on a transport. 


Sagner arrived home in a day or two and was welcomed with joy by his parents. 
In about a week he went to see a noted surgeon, a Dr. Brockton, who, by a very skill- 
ful operation, got the bullet out of his lung and in a month Charles was as well as ever. 

One day while walking toward the station he met Captain Jackson with a suit 
case in his hand, who recognized him as the boy who had saved his life at Santiago, 
and also as the one who had been so attentive to his daughter. 

Sagner gladly accepted the Captain's invitation to dinner that evening. That 
night he told Dorothy that it was Charles who had saved him. Tears started in her 
eyes. Later in the evening when they were alone Charles said, "Miss Dorothy — ," 
' Dorothy, if you please, sir," she interrupted. "If you wish it," said he. "Dorothy, I 
have tried to do my duty, and be worthy of your love. It is for you to judge." 

"Yes, you have," she agreed 






Their Relatives and Descendants 

In the Various Wars From 

1774 to 1898. 



Author of 



At the second annual reunion of the Sawyers-Harris families, held at Washington 
Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1910. it was decided to write a history of the two 

Dr. M. M. Harris, President, was the leader and projector, and to him much credit 
is due for this splendid family history. As our grandparents and many of their 
relatives and descendants had been soldiers, it was thought best to have a separate 
chapter in which a brief account of the military service of these men could be given 
so that future generations might learn lessons of patriotism, and the part they took 
in the various wars of our country. 

To the writer was assigned this part of the work, and in undertaking it he fully 
realized its magnitude, and that many difficulties would be encountered before the 
completion of the history, as it begins with the Indian war of 1774, and ends with the 
war with Spain in 1898. To hunt up the facts and arrange them tor publication was 
no easy task, but the writer considered it a labor of love, enjoyed the work, and hopes 
what has been written will be read with interest and serve as a reminder of what 
they accomplished as soldiers and to keep bright their memory. 

In the following pages the reader will find a brief account of the marches, 
skirmishes, campaigns and battles that these men passed through, and as history 
is a storehouse of experience its real value is in the truth and information it contains. 

The scope of this work precludes entering into a full and complete history of 
each individual soldier, but what is written is believed to be historically correct, and 
if anything has been omitted, it has not been done intentionally, as the aim of the 
writer has been to give briefly a true account of their service, and if some of the 
records are not so full and complete as others, it has been for want of facts and 
information that could not be obtained. 

Neither does he claim that the history is entirely free from errors, as this would 
f.eem impossible, for during the long lapse of time many historical facts have passed 
from the memory of man, but the writer has done the best he could, and with these 
remarks presents the history for your inspection and approval, and if found satisfactory 
feels that he has been amply paid. 

To those who so kindly assisted in the work the writer is deeply grateful, for, 
without their aid, many important facts would have been omitted. 

Knoxville, Tennessee, August, 1913. 



"COL. JOHN SAWYERS, a patriot of 1776. " This is taken from the inscription 
on the headstone at his grave in the cemetery at Washington Presbyterian Church. 

Colonel Sawyers was tall, stately and dignified, and far above the average man of 
his day intellectually; he was a natural born soldier and a leader of men. He was 
brave, level-headed, cool in action, and was in many battles and campaigns against 
the Indians, and in the Revolutionary War this patriotic man was in the ranks with 
his fellow countrymen in their struggle for liberty. 

His first important Indian battle was that of Point Pleasant, where he greatly 
distinguished himself. In the latter part of the year 1773, the settlers were startled 
by rumors of an invasion by the SUawnee Indians, led by Cornstalk, a brave and noted 
Chief, whose warriors had begun to massacre the whites along the Kanawha River. 
In September, 1774, General Andrew Lewis of Virginia, with four regiments of 
volunteers, was sent against the Indians to punish them for their cruelty to the 
settlers, and after a march of twenty-five days through a rough mountain country, the 
Indians were encountered on the 10th of October. The battle began early in the 
morning and lasted almost the entire day, and was considered one of the most stubborn 
and sanguinary battles that had ever taken place with the Indians. 

John Sawyers was Orderly Sergeant of Captain Evan Shelby's company, and 
during the battle many heroic deeds were performed and examples of individual 
bravery shown. In the hottest part of the battle, when the result seemed doubtful. 
Sergeant Sawyers suggested to his Captain that he believed the conflict could be 
shortened if he would let him take a detachment of men and attack the Indians from 
the rear. Captain Shelby, believing that the suggestion was wise and promised success, 
granted the request, and when Sawyers and his men opened a hot and destructive 
fire the Indians, believing a large force was in their rear, became panic stricken and 
fled in confusion across the Ohio River, leaving their dead behind. In this battle 
General Lewis lost 22.5 officers and men killed and wounded, and among the former 
was his brother. Colonel Charles Lewis, and Colonel Field. 

The Battle of King's Mountain was a noted engagement, and took place October 7. 
1780, and in this battle John Sawyers was a Captain in Colonel Isaac Shelby's regiment 
of riflemen. This was a dark and gloomy period for the cause of liberty, as Charleston 
and Savananh had been captured and Cornwallls with his victorious army was 
marching towards North Carolina. 

Colonels Shelby and Sevier had just returned from a successful expedition against 
the British outposts in North Carolina, and when Cornwallis heard this he determined 
to put a stop to these "back-woodsmen" (as they were called) helping the Americans 
out. With him was Colonel Patrick Ferguson, a young and brilliant officer, full of 
dash and courage. Cornwallis gave him 1500 men and ordered him to hunt up and 
kill or capture these mountain men. 

On receipt of this order. Colonel Ferguson moved his army toward the mountitin 
and sent them word that if they did not return allegiance to the King of England he 
would pay them a visit, hang their leaders and burn their homes. So, without waiting 
for him to put this insolent message into execution, Coloiml'; Shelby. Sevier and oiher 
patriotic leaders began to organize a force to drive him from the S'ate. There "'as 
great excitement and activity among the settler.; and by the 26th <;f September, the 
men had all reached Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River, the place of rendezvous. 
The men furnished their own horses, arms and equipments — each rifleman being armed 
with a Dickard rifle, tomahawk and a large knife. When Colonel Ferguson learned 
that one thousand riflemen were moving toward his camp, he sent for reinforcements 
and then fell back and took up a strong position on the top of King's Mountain, and 
then boasted that all the "rebels or back-woodsmen" could not drive him from his 

Before their departure from Sycamore Shoals, the men were called into line and 
leaning on their rifles, stood in silence and listened to the solemn benediction of the 
Rev. Samuel Doak. There was not a tent or bayonet in this army, and the line of 
march was through a wild mountain country and is said to be the roughest route ever 
undertaken by mounted men. The march was continued as rapidly as possible and 
during the last thirty-six hours of the pursuit only one halt was made, and that was 
to eat and rest tlie almost worn-out horses. Ofticcrs and men alike were eager to 
catch Ferguson, and notwithstanding a heavy rain was falling, on the 6th of October 
the march was continued all night, but about noon of the next day it ceased and the 
Bun came out bright and warm — an omen of victory. 

It will not be out of place just hero to mention the fact that most of these men 
were Presbyterians and that they had no doubts — no fears — but trusted in the Lord 
"and kept their powder dry" by wrapping their blankets around the locks of their guns 
and let their bodies take the rain. The i)lan of battle was to surround the mountain 


and make the attack from all sides at the same time. This plan, if carried out, would 
prevent Ferguson and his men from escaping in case of defeat. 

When Ferguson's position was reached the men were ordered to dismount, hitch 
their horses and re-prime their guns; and about 3 p. m. the men began moving to the 
position assigned them, and when the order to advance was given the men sprang 
forward and soon the stillness was broken by the sharp crack of the Dickard rifle as 
the men moved up the mountain. Ferguson had been apprised of the approach of the 
Americans and was awaiting the attack. He felt sure of victory and his men bravely 
disputed every foot of the ground, but were forced to fall back under the deadly fire 
of the riflemen. Ferguson dashed from one end of his line to the other encouraging 
his men, but soon saw that the battle was going against him, although he had 
repeatedly driven back the riflemen with the bayonet, but like brave men, they would 
rally and drive back Ferguson's men. 

His men were falling fast and his officers urged him to surrender, but this proud 
spirited officer refused, saying that he would never surrender to "D — d back-woodsmen," 
but believing the day was lost, dashed forward where the fire was the hottest and was 
shot from his horse. After Ferguson fell, DePeyster, the next in rank, surrendered, but 
some of the young riflemen did not know this and kept on firing. This created some 
confusion, as white flags had been raised before in token of surrender, but were pulled 
down. AVhen Ferguson's men laid down their guns and asked for quarter, they were 
just in front of them, and seeing how easy they could pick them up and renew the fight 
the fiery Shelby exclaimed, "Good God! What can we do in this confusion?" "We can 
order them from their arms." Captain Sawyers replied. "Yes," said Shelby, "this 
can be done." 

This battle lasted about one hour and the British lost 225 men killed; 180 wounded 
and 800 captured. The Americans lost 30 killed and 60 wounded. This victory caused 
great rejoicing throughout the country and revived the drooping spirits of the struggling 

Possibly I have given more space to the history of this battle than was necessary, 
but its effect upon the country and the fact that Captain Sawyers, our great-grand- 
father, was an active participant, has led me to lengthen the history of the battle. 


SIMON HARRIS, our grandfather, was a soldier and patriot of 1776, and is buried 
in the cemetery at Washington Church. I regret that I am unable to furnish a more 
full and complete account of the military service of this young soldier in that long and 
protracted struggle, so often told and retold in song and story. 

Thinking that I might get hold of some valuable information I wrote the State 
Librarian at Richmond, 'Virginia, to see if the records of his office would aid me, but 
all the information he gave me was that Simon Harris served in a Virginia regiment 
during the Revolutionary War. However, from tradition and other reliable sources we 
find that he was actively engaged and was in many battles and campaigns of that war. 

Possibly one of the darkest and most trying periods was when Washington's army 
lay in camp at Valley Forge, in the winter of 1777-78. The weather was bitterly cold 
and as many of the men were without tents, shoes and blankets there was great suffering 
from the snow and cold, biting winds; but, like true patriots, they determined to die 
of cold, hunger and British bullets rather than give up the struggle for liberty. It was 
at this camp that General Washington was heard praying for the success of his army 
and for freedom of the American people. We are not sure that Simon Harris was 
with Washington at Valley Forge, but we do know that he was in many battles and 
hard campaigns, and was in the siege and fighting around Yorktown, and was present 
and witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, October 19, 1781. 

There was great rejoicing when it became known that Cornwallis had surrendered, 
as this virtually ended the war, and soon after the treaty of peace was signed the 
army was disbanded and the soldiers who had struggled so long for independence 
returned home to begin the battle of life over. All true-hearted Americans rejoiced 
that the war was over and the country free from British rule. 


SAMUEL CRAWFORD, another soldier of the Revolutionary War, is also buried 
in the cemetery at Washington Church. But little can be said about the military 
record of this soldier, although repeated efforts have been made to find out something 
more about the part he took in the war for independence. We know that he was in 
the battle of Point Pleasant, and other engagements, during the struggle for liberty, 
and like his comrades, endured the hardships of army life, suffered from hunger and 
the cold, biting wind while on the march, picket, and in camp. The records and rolls 
of the soldiers of that war are very incomplete and many difficulties were encountered 
in hunting up facts for the history on account of the incompleteness of the records. 



LIEUTENANT JOHN CRAWFORD, another soldier of the Revolutionary War, 
was a man full of energy, courage and great activity. He was in the battle of Point 
Pleasant and other Indian battles, and when he was not in active service, he was 
engaged in making guns and other weapons tor the settlers. He took an active part 
in the battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781. and on the following day was promoted 
from the ranks to First Lieutenant on account of gallant conduct in this battle. Was 
with General Greene in the battle of Guilford Court House, March 1.5, 1781, where he 
greatly distinguished himself again 


ALEXANDER CRAWFORD, a brother of Lieutenant John Crawford, was in the 
battle of Point Pleasant, and other engagements with the Indians. He was in several 
battles and many hard campaigns during the Revolutionary War, and like his brother, 
was a brave soldier, full of dash and courage. The boys of seventy-six are entitled to 
the thanks of a grateful people for their heroic conduct on many fields, and a 
patriotism that was hardly equaled in any age. Alexander and Lieutenant John 
Crawford were brothers-in-law of Colonel John Sawyers, whose military record heads 
the list of soldiers mentioned in this volume. 

WAR OF 1812 to 1815. 

This is known in history as our second war with Great Britain, and although it 
did not last as long as the Revolutionary War, still many sharp battles were fought 
north and south. 


ALEXANDER G. FORGEY, like hundreds of East Tennesseans, was a soldier in 
this war and was with General Andrew Jackson in his campaign against the Indians, 
and the battle of New Orleans. The Indians were induced to make war on the United 
States by Great Britain agreeing to furnish them with arms and presents. The Creek 
Indians were the strongest and most powerful tribe in the South, and after the 
massacre of the garrison at Fort llims. Jackson organized an army and moved right 
into the Indian country, where many hard battles took place, but the battle of "Horse- 
Shoe" was the one that completely crushed the power of the Indians, as they left 
about 600 of their brave warriors dead on the field. 

After subduing the Indians, Jackson moved his army to New Orleans, and on the 
8th of January, 1815, a desperate battle was fought near this place between Jackson's 
army and the British army, commanded by General Packenham. The British army 
was composed of true and tried veterans of many bloody fields, while Jackson's army 
was composed largely of Tennessee and Kentucky rillenien, who early on that morning 
were down behind the works with their long hunting rifles loaded and awaiting the 
attack. Packenham led his men right up to the works, but the artillery and rifle fire 
was so hot and destructive that his men broke and retreated in confusion, but he 
re-formed his men and assaulted Jackson's line a second time, but the rifles blazed 
again and Packenham and most of his staff and hundreds of his men were killed and 
wounded, and the remainder fell back. Gibbs, who succeeded Packenham, made one 
more attempt to capture the works, but soon met the fate of his predecessor. Over 
three thousand British soldiers were killed, wounded and captured, while Jackson 
lost but eight killed and thirteen wounded. It was hard to make the British soldiers 
believe that they had been fighting raw and undisciplined militia, but they were the 
men who beat back the British legions in this battle and helped to win this splendid 


LEWIS SHELL, a native of Knii.x Couiiiy. and a brother of Nancy Shell Sawyers, 
was a soldier of the same war. He was with Jackson in his campaign against the 
Indians and proved himself to be a brave soldier, .\fter General Jackson had subdued 
the Indians he moved his army to Mobile, and in October captured Pensacola and a 
large lot of supplies belonging to the British army. 

From here he went to New Orleans, an,d on the 8th of January, 1815, a fierce 
battle was fought near this place. Jackson's army was composed largely of raw, 
undisciplined troops and armed with squirrel rifles, but these bear and deer hunters 
from Tennessee and Kentucky were there ready to do their duty and, being fine marks- 
men, the British lines were rapidly thinned by their well-aimed, destructive Are. General 
Packenham, the commander of the British army, was a brave and experienced officer, 
while his soldiers were veterans — true and fried — who in this battle displayed great 
Bteadiness. At an early hour on the morning of the eighth, Jackson had his men in 


position, and soon tlie long lines of British Infantry were seen advancing in perfect 
order, and as soon as Packenham's men came within range the riflemen opened fire 
with deadly effect and in a few minutes the first line was swept away and the 
remainder fell back in confusion. Packenham rallied his men and again moved forward 
over the field already strewn with dead and dying men, and when near the works this 
brave officer and hundreds of his men fell. The great loss of British soldiers so 
enraged the officers that they had the deserter hung who, they claimed, had given a 
false statement about the troops they had been fighting. It was hard to make them 
believe they had been defeated by raw and ini|ierfe<tly armed militia. 


WILLIAM SAWYERS, son of Colonel .lolin Sawyers, enlisted as a private in 
Captain John Bayless' company of Tennessee mounted riflemen, September 23, 1813. 
This was a three months' regiment, and was from East Tennessee and commanded 
by Colonel Samuel Wear. On the 30th of August, 1813, the Indians captured Fort 
Mims and cruelly put to death men, women and children. The news of this massacre 
spread rapidly and aroused the people, as there were some Tennesseans in the fort. 

General Jackson hastily organized an army for the purpose of punishing the 
Indians. He moved his army right into the Indian country, where several sharp 
engagements took place near Ten Islands on the Coosa River. In these battles the 
Tennesseans greatly distinguished themselves and were highly complimented by 
Jackson. In this short campaign the troops suffered for want of provisions, but like 
good and true soldiers, served faithfully until mustered out, December 23, 1813. 


JOSEPH MEEK, a brother-in-law of William Sawyers, enlisted as a private in 
Captain John Bayless' company of Tennessee mounted riflemen, September 23, 1813. 
This was an East Tennessee regiment and commanded by Colonel Samuel Wear. The 
capture of Port Mims and massacre of the garrison, together with women and children 
who had sought shelter and protection in the fort, aroused a spirit of revenge. All 
eyes were turned toward General Jackson as a leader. General Cooke commanded the 
troops from East Tennessee, and as soon as the Indian country was reached Jackson 
and his men were met by the hostile Indians and many sharp battles were fought. 
In all these engagements Jackson's army was victorious, and after three months' of 
hard service under trying circumstances this soldier was discharged December 23, 1813. 

SEMINOLE WAR, 1836-1837. 

JAMES A. FORGEY. son of Alexander G. Forgey, was a soldier - under General 
Jessup in the war against the Seminole Ind'ans in 1836-37. This tribe was led by 
Osceola, a brave and noted chief, who had conducted many campaigns against the 
whites. There were several sharp battles during this war, but the most disastrous was 
that of Okeechobee, Dec. 24, 1837. In this battle the Ind'ans sustained great loss and 
left many dead on the fleld. It was during this war that Osceola was captured and 
sent to Sullivan Island in Charleston Harbor, but this proud spirited Indian could not 
bear the confinement, gradually pined away, and finally died of a broken heart. 

After being hunted like wild beasts in the swamps and driven from place to place, 
peace was made and the Indians sent beyond the Mississippi River. 

WAR WITH MEXICO, 1846-1848. 


JAMES A. FORGEY, son of Alexander G. Forgey, entered the service again as a 
private in Company C, 1st Indiana Infantry, at New Albany, Indiana, June 14, 1846. 
This regiment was commanded by Colonel James P. Drake, but the author has been 
unable to obtain and furnish the reader with a list of the battles and movements of 
this regiment, but it is presumed that it was actively engaged in the battles of this war 
Hnd endured the hardships of the American soldiers while campaigning in this hot and 
unhealthy country. At the end of his enlistment he was mustered out with the 
regiment at New Orleans, Louisiana, in June, 1847. 



ANDREW J. FORGEY enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Indiana Infantry, 
June 14, 1S46. The record of this soldier is supposed to be the same as that of James 
A Forgey as both men served in the same company and regiment. 

The men who followed Generals Scott and Taylor in their battles and campaigns 
in Mexico experienced hardships that seldom fall to soldiers in line of duty. In 
pursuing the Mexican army great deserts were crossed and in many places the water 
was so salty that the thirsty soldieis could not drink it, but like good and true men 
they pushed ahead with parched I'ps and blis^tered feet to finally emerge from the 
desert where plenty of fresh water was found. At the end of his term of enlistment 
he was mustered out at New Orleans. Louisiana, in June, iS47. 

CIVIL WAR, 1861 to 1865. 

This was the greatest war that ever took place between men of the same race 
and speaking the same language. This was the war that divided our relatives and 
caused heartaches, as some followed the Stars and Stripes, while others followed the 
Stars and Bars, but we are proud to say that all made good soldiers and performed 
their duties faithfully to the end. 


JAMES A. FORGEY, son of Alexander G. Forgey, was a soldier in three wars — 
Indian, Mexican and Civil— and although 45 years old when the Civil War began, he 
entered the service again, as Corporal in Company H. 29th Iowa Infantry, U. S. A.. 
July 24. 1S62. His regiment was in the Army of the Gulf, and was actively engaged 
in many battles and campaigns. 

On April 1, 1863, this soldier was taken with the smallpox and sent to the hospital 
at Helena, Arkansas, for treatment, and while at his worst, orders were issued to 
break up the hospital, and not expecting him to live through the night, he was removed 
to the dead house, where he saw his intended coffin. The next morning, although 
weak and faint and hardly able to sit up or speak, he managed to get outside the 
building. He asked the guard to let him pass, but was informed that his orders were 
to shoot any soldiers who attempted to pass him. He told the guard to shoot him. as 
he would die anyhow if left behind, but seeing an officer passing, he appealed to him 
for assistance. The officer told him if he could manage to get to some negro cabins 
near the hospital he would get him a nurse. This he did and finally recovered, but was 
never able for duty again, and was discharged on account of disability at Helena. 
Arkansas. April 24. 1863. 


THOMAS C. FORGEY, son of Alexander C. Forgey, enlisted as a private in 
Company B, 46th Indiana Infantry, V. S. A., February 18, 1864. His regiment was 
organized in September, 1861, and in February, 1S62, went south and joined Pope's 
army, then in Missouri. The first active service was the capture of New Madrid, Fort 
Pillow, and Island No. 10. His regiment was in Hovey's Division 13th Corps, and was 
hotly engaged at Fort Gibson, Champion Hill, and other places. Was in the siege of 
Vicksburg, and the fighting around Jackson. In January, 1864, the most of the 
regiment re-enlisted, but remained at the front. Was in the Red River Expedition 
and battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill and Alexander. In June, 1864. the veteran 
portion of his regiment went home on furlough, and on its return to duty the entire 
regiment was sent to Lexington, Kentucky, to resist an invasion. This soldier not 
bein^ able for active duty, was kept on detached duty most of the time. Mustered out 
of service at Louisville, Kentucky, September 4. 186."). 





ANDREW J. FORGEY, son of James A. Forgey, enlisted as a private in Company 
B, 46tli Indiana Infantry, U. S. A., February 18, 1864. This regiment was organized in 
September, 1861, and its first active service was in the capture of New Madrid and 
Fort Pillow. Then it was under General Pope. Later it was assigned to Hovey's 
Division 13th Corps, and was hotly engaged at Port Gibson, Champion Hill and other 
noted battles. Was in the siege of Vicksburg and the fighting at Jackson, Mississippi. 
This was an unhealthy country, as the weather was hot and the water bad, so fever 
and other malarial troubles caused the death of hundreds of soldiers. In January, 
1864, part of the regiment veteranized, but did not go home on furlough until the 
following June. Was in the battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill and Alexander. After 
the regiment returned to the front from veteran furlough, it was ordered to Lexington, 
Kentucky, to resist an invasion. This soldier, not being strong, was kept on special 
and detached duty most of the time. Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, September 
4, 186.5. 


JOHN B. FORGEY. son of James A. Forgey, enlisted as a private in Company H, 
4th Iowa Infantry, U. S. A., July 4, 1861. His regiment fought with great gallantry 
at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 6 and 8, 1862. Was in the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, 
Arkansas, Post Jackson, Champion Hill, and many other battles. Was with General 
Grant in the siege of Vicksburg. His regiment was in the battle of Missionary Ridge, 
and was with Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign and his march to the sea. This 
soldier died of smallpox at Young's Point, Louisiana, February 3, 1863, and is buried in 
the National Cemetery at that place. Number of grave unknown to writer. 


CLEMENT V. BLAIR enlisted as a private in Company G, 151st Ohio, U. S. A., 
May 13, 1864. On the 14th his regiment left Camp Chase for Washington City, and on 
reaching this place reported to General Auger, who was in command of the defenses 
of the city. His regiment was placed in the forts and rifle pits and during the fighting 
on the 11th and 12th of July, 1864, was under fire for the first time. His regiment 
remained on duty in Washington until the 23rd of August, when it returned to Camp 
Chase and was mustered out the 27th of August, 1864. 


JAMES VANDERVORT enlisted as a private in Company B, 19th Iowa Infantry, 
S. A.. February 29, 1864. Transferred to Company A, 29th Iowa Infantry, date 


unknown to writer. Was in the battles of Prairie Grove, Helena, Elkin's Ford, Camden 
and Jenkins' Ferry. Was in the Red River Expedition and Mobile Campaign. One of 
the things that will always be remembered by this soldier was his experiences in the 
Mobile Campaign. This campaign was made under the most trying and difficult 
circumstances, as it rained almost continuously and the roads became so bad that a 
heavy detail of soldiers were made to help get the artillery and wagons over the 
almost impassable roads. This soldier was mustered out of service at New Orleans, 
Louisiana, August 10, 1865. 


FRANCIS M. TAYLOR, son of Margaret Forgey Taylor, enlisted as a private in 
Company H, 40th Iowa Infantry, V. S. A., November In, 1862. His regiment was in 
the battles of Little Rock, Okolona, Camden, and Jenkins' Ferry, and the Red River 
Campaign Was a good soldier and performed his duty faithfully until his death of 
measles, February 24, 1863. 


JAMES M. SALMONS, son of George Salmons, enlisted as a private in Company 
G, 147th Indiana Infantry, U. S. A., at Indianapolis, March 13, 1865, and in a short 
time after his enlistment his regiment was sent to Harper's Ferry, Virginia, where it 
was assigned to garrison duty. He remained with his regiment until June, 1865, when 
he was discharged on account of disability. 


JOHN W. SALMONS, son of George Salmons, enlisted as a private in Company G, 
147th Indiana Infantry, U. S. A., at Indianapolis, March 13, 1865, and after a few weeks 
spent in camp his regiment was ordered to Harper's Ferry, 'Virginia, and assigned to 
garrison duty. At the end of enlistment he returned to Indianapolis with his regiment 
and was mustered out August 4, 1S65. 


WILLIAM L. SALMONS, son of George Salmons, enlisted as a private in Company 
I, 155th Indiana Infantry, U. S. A., at Indianapolis, April 18, 1865. and on the 26th his 
regiment left for Washington, D. C, and from this place was sent to .Alexandria, 
Virginia, where it performed its first duty. After remaining here for a short time, the 
regiment was sent to Dover, Delaware, and after a short stay at this place returned to 
Indianapolis, where it was mustered out of service August 4, 1865. 


TEMPLE H. CORAM enlisted as a private in Company D, fith Tennessee Infantry. 
U. S. A., at Boston, Kentucky, April 18, 1862. He was a brave soldier, but was never 
wounded, although he was in many battles. Was with his regiment in the Cumberland 
Gap Campaign, which resulted in the capture of this important stronghold. This 
soldier was with Morgan's Division in its long and famous retreat to the Ohio River in 
September, 1862. From Gallipolis he went with his regiment to Nashville and during 
the battle of Stone River it was sent as guard to an ammunition train for Rosecran's 
army, at Murfreesboro. His regiment repulsed an attack on the train by Wheeler's 
cavalry. W^as with his regiment in that cold and disagreeable East Tennessee campaign 
in tne winter of 1863-64. The .\tlanta Campaign opened May 5. and was noted for its 
fierce and bloody battles during the summer of 1864. The first and most important 
battle was at Resaca. where on May 14th his regiment was hotly engaged, but during 
the campaign battles and skirmishes were almost of daily occurrence. .At the conclusion 
of this campaign he returned to Tennessee with his regiment, which was actively 
engaged in the Hood campaign and the battle of Nashville. December 15 and 16. 1864. 
At the end of this winter campaign his regiment and corps were sent to North Carolina 
to reinforce General Sherman. Went the entire distance by water and rail, reaching 
Wilmington about the middle of February. From this place his regiment marched to 
Kingston, and then to Goldsboro. where it joined General Sherman. Remained in 
North Carolina until the last of March, when the regiment was ordered home for 
muster out. Went by water to New York and from there to Nashville, and on the 27th 
of .\prll, 1SR5, was mustered out. 

JETT CORAM enlisted as a private in Company D, 6ih Tennessee Infantry, U.S.A., 
at Boston, Ky, April 18. 1862. Mustered out with his company and regiment at Nash- 
ville, Tenn., .\pril 27. 1S65, his service being the same as that of his brother, T. H. 
Coram,: " " 



WILLIAM M. SAWYERS entered the 
service as Captain of Company K, 3rd 
Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A., at Plat 
Lick, Ky., February 10, 1862. Was a 
lirave and fearless soldier and was in 
ciiinmand of Ills company when a de- 
tachment of his regiment was attacked 
by the enemy at London, Ky., in August, 
1862. After a sharp engagement his 
command was forced to fall back to 
Cumberland Gap to prevent capture. He 
was with his regiment and division on 
that long and fatiguing retreat from 
Cumberland Gap to the Ohio River in 
September, 1S6>!. Promoted to Lieut.- 
I'.ilonel, August 20, 1863. Was with his 
itsiment in the battle of Lookout 
.M(juntain, September 23, 1863. His 
regiment and brigade were sent to 
Knoxville to reinforce General Burnside, 
and was actively tngased during the 
see-saw movements of that mid-winter 
campaign in East Tennessee in 1863-64. 
Entered the Atlanta Campaign with his 
regiment in May, 1864. 
This was one of the most noted campaigns of the Civil War. as both armies were 
composed of veterans of many bloody fields and led by able generals. The country 
through which these armies operated was rough and hilly, and by the use of pick and 
shovel works were built which appeared almost impregnable. On the 9th his regiment 
had a sharp engagement at Rocky Face Ridge, and that night Colonel Sawyers was 
placed in charge of the picket line. The fighting was sharp and almost of daily 
occunerce until Resaca was reached. Here, on the 14th, a severe battle was fought 
in which his regiment sustained heavy loss and Colonel Sawyers was badly injured. 
His regiment and division were charging the enemy's works and were moving forward 
at a cju'ck step and under a murderous fire when Colonel Sawyers was felled to the 
ground by the explosion of a shell. He was carried from the field unconscious and 
tor some time it was thought he could not survive his injury, but he did, and in a 
short time rejoined his regiment and served on until his regiment was mustered out 
P'ebruary, 1S6.">. His person seemed charmed in this engagement, as his sword was 
broken and a number of bullets passed through his uniform, but strange to say, his 
body was unharmed. 


ALEXANDER HOLLOWAY. a brother-in-law of Temple and Jett Coram, enlisted 
as a private in Company D, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A., at Boston, Kentucky. 
April 18, 1862. He was a good soldier and performed his duty faithfully. He was 
with his regiment in the Cumberland Gap Campa'gn in 1862, and the East Tennessee 
Campaign in the winter of 1863-64. The ."Atlanta Campaign opened the 1st of May, 
1864; and during the summer of that year many sharp skirmishes and hard battles 
took place. Being a mountainous country a great deal of rain fell, making bivouacks 
unpleasant, and often battles were fought in heavy rain and thunder storms. He 
returned to Tennessee with this regiment and took part in the Hood Campaign in the 
fall and winter of 1864. At its conclusion he went with his regiment to North Carolina 
and joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro. Remained with him until the last of March, 
when his regiment was ordered home for muster out. Discharged at Nashville, 
Tennessee. April 27, 1865. 


ALEXANDER WALL, a brother-in-law of Temple H. and Thomas Jett Coram, 
enlisted as a private in Company F. 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, V. S. A.. August 1, 1862. 
Was a good soldier and remained in service until forced to leave on account of fa'ling 
health. Was a good soldier and was in many campaigns. Was in the battle of Stone 
River, w'here so many brave men of the two armies were killed and wounded. Was 
discharged on account of disability, March 24, 1863. 



JOHN G. SAWYERS, a brother of 
Col. W. JM. Sawyers, enlisted as a private 
in Company K, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, 
r. S. A., at Plat Lick, Ky., February 10, 
lMi2. Soon after enlistment he was 
promoted to Sergeant of his company 
:ind in August. 1863. was commissioned 
lirst Lieutenant, Company G, 9th Ten- 
Krjsee Cavalry. In the fall of 1864 he 
■iturned home for a short visit and one 
ivening as he was returning from the 
home of a relative, who lived just across 
the road, he was overtaken by two men 
in disguise and shot down without 
warning. He lived only a short time, 
bin was never able to tell who shot him 
or to assign any reason for such a 
cowardly act, as he was an honorable 
man and had no personal enemy as far 
as he knew. It is now believed that the 
men who shot him were hunting for 
someone else, and as it was dark, they 
shot through mistake. Buried in the 
cemetery at Washington Church, where 
the remains of his illustrious grand- 
father sleep. 



WILLIAM A. CLAPP, a brother-in-law of Colonel W. M. Sawyers and Lieutenant 
John G. Sawyers, entered the service as First Sergeant, Company G, 7th Tennessee 
Mounted Infantry, U. S. A.. November 10, 1864. Was a good and faithful soldier and 
performed the responsible duty of First Sergeant efficiently. The position of First 
Sergeant is a most trying and difficult one to fill in a company of soldiers, as he has 
not only to call the roll, but to make all details for guard and picket duty, and perform 
such other duties as Army Regulations require, but by his uniform kindness to the men 
of his company he soon won their confidence and respect. Mustered out of service 
June, 1865. 


WILEY C. FOUST, a brother-in-law of Colonel W. M. Sawyers and Lieutenant John 
G. Sawyers, entered the service as Captain of Company K, 9th Tennessee Cavalry. V. 
S. A., July 20, 1863. He was a splendid officer and, on account of his coolness, good 
judgment and tact, he was detailed and placed on specal duty. He performed this 
hard and dangerous duty like a true soldier, but did not live to see the end of that 
terrible war. In the performance of this special duty he was often compelled to 
expose himself to all kinds of weather, and while in the discharge of this duty he was 
stricken with smallpox and died in the hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee, February 9, 
1864. Buried in the National Cemetery at Knoxville; number of grave is 441. 




DAVID R. N. BLACKBURN, a son-in-law of Captain Wiley C. and Eliza Sawyers 
Foust, like thousands of loyal East Tennesseans, left his home and started to Kentucky 
for the purpose of enlisting in the Union Army, but when near Woodson's Gap in 
Cumberland Mountain, he was captured by Ashby's Confederate Cavalry, April 26. 
1862, and sent to prison at Madison, Ga. When released he returned home and on the 
20th of July enlisted as a private in Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A. 
Promoted to First Lieutenant, and on the 27th of October, 1863, was appointed 
Adjutant of his regiment. Was in the siege of Knoxville in November, 1863, and in 
December of the same year went with his regiment to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, with a 
lot of Confederate prisoners. Resigned in April, 1864, and returned home, where he 
was again captured and sent south to prison but made his escape from the train as he 
was being transferred from one prison to another. He was alone in a strange country 
among his enemies, but after a month spent in the mountains in an effort to reach his 
home he fortunately came across Colonel Kirk's 2nd North Carolina (Union) regiment, 
and returned to Knoxville. During the time he was hiding out in the mountains the 
weather was bitter cold and he suffered greatly from cold and hunger, as he was 
compelled to stay in the woods and outbuildings to prevent capture. 


WILLIAM T. WILSON, maternal grandfather of the children of Rev. W. E. B. 
Harris, enlisted as a sergeant in Company G, 13th Kentucky Infantry, U. S. A., at 
Camp Hobson, Kentucky, December 10, 1861. While at this camp he contracted 
measles and the surgeon of his regiment advised him to go into town to a boarding 
house where he could secure better quarters. While on the wa.v he was caught in a 
heavy rain storm, which brought on pneumonia fever, from which he died in a short 
time. Buried at the old home in Green County, Kentucky. 

Two sons of J. J. and Rachel Sawyers Harris were in the Army and their records 
are as follows: 



JOHN M. HARRIS graduated from Maryville College 
in June, 1860, but owing to the unsettled condition of 
things in East Tennessee, he went to Indiana and began 
teaching school, not then believing that war would follow 
so soon. In August. 1862, when he could no longer restrain 
his patriotic Impulse to engage in the struggle and help 
defend the flag of his ancestors, he started from Indian- 
apolis with a military pass in his pocket to Cumberland 
Gap to join the 4th Tennessee Infantry (afterwards 1st 
Tennessee Cavalry). He was captured at London, Ky., 
by General Kirby Smith's men — the advance of General 
Bragg's army into Kentucky. He was released on con- 
dition that he would return to his home in Knox County, 
Tennessee, which he did, knowing that Bragg would not 
or could not long remain in Kentucky. 

He taught school in Maynardsville. Tennessee, until 
Bragg was driven out of Kentucky, when he and his only 
brother, William S. Harris, and others crossed Cumberland 
Mountain, traveling with guides at night, and joined the 
regiment of his choice the 1st of November, 1862, at Camp 
Uennison, Ohio, at the time the 4th Tennessee Infantry was mustered as the 1st 
Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A. 

He enlisted as a private in Company C, and served as such until the 16th of 
April, 1863, when he was severely wounded in an engagement at Rigg's Cross Roads, 
Tennessee. He received three wounds, as follows: One on top of head, one in left 
shoulder disabling left arm, and one in right shoulder, passing through the right lung 
and lodging near the center of breast, where the bullet still remains. His comrades 
present, as well as the surgeons, thought that his wounds would prove fatal, but his 
Colonel! James P. Brownlow, thought he would get well and promised him through his 
Captain the first official vacancy that occurred in the regiment. This promotion came 
as a reward for his conspicuous gallantry in this engagement. When he received his 
second wound which disabled his left arm, he tied a knot in the bridle rein so that 
he could guide his horse, but when he received the third wound, which completely 
disabled his right arm, he told his Colonel that he could not shoot any longer. Colonel 
Brownlow told him if he was unable to shoot, to shout like h— 1. On the 17th day of 
August, 1863, though not fully recovered from the wounds, he was appointed First 
Lieutenant and Adjutant of his regiment, which position he filled efficiently with credit 
to himself and honor to his regiment. He was in the battle of Chickamauga. Georgia. 
September 19 and 20, 1863. At Dandridge, Tennessee. December 24, 1863, while leading 
a battalion of his regiment in a saber charge, his horse was shot from under him. 
He was in the Atlanta Campaign and was captured in a raid made by McCook's 
llivision in rear of Atlanta, Georgia, August 1, 1S64. Was a prisoner of war two 
months, and after being exchanged he rejoined his regiment and went through the 
Hood Campaign and the battles of Franklin and Nashville. The position of .-Kdjutant 
is one of danger and responsibility, but he proved himself to be a most daring and 
discreet officer; was the final .\djutant of the regiment, and was mustered out of 
service at Nashville, Tennessee, .Tune 15, 186.'5. 


WILLIAM S. HARRIS enlisted in Com- 
pany C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, V. S. A., 
at Camp Dennison, Oliio, November 1, 1862. 
Was with his regiment in all its battles and 
campaigns and was a brave and fearless 
soldier, but was never wounded. Was in 
the battle of Chickamauga and the East 
Tennessee Campaign in 1863-64. Was with 
his regiment in the Atlanta Campaign, noted 
for many fierce engagements, some of which 
were fought during heavy rain and thunder 
storms. It was during this campaign in 
1864 that he was detailed for escort duty on 
the staff of General Croxton, who was in 
command of the first brigade of McCook's 
Division of Cavalry, Army of the (Cumber- 
land. On account of his coolness and good 
judgment, Croxton made him his chief 
orderly. He reluctantly obeyed this detail- 
as it would take him away from his com- 
rades, for he loved his company and was 
proud of its record. In discharging the 
duties of chief orderly he often encountered 
scouts of the enemy, and but for his cool- 
ness, courage and tact, might have been 
killed or captured. 

On one occasion he was confronted by 
two rebel scouts who, hearing his approach, 
halted at a sudden turn in the road and 
got the drop on him, when he shouted at 
the top of his voice, "Who the h — 1 is that 
coming in your rear?" and as they turned 
to see, he got the drop on them. One of 
them remarked, "Ain't that a hell of a 
trick?" He said, "Do not raise your hands, 
for 1 do not want to kill either of you, and I know I don't want you to kill me." He 
said, "Suppose we pass each other on the honor of soldiers and each go his way." 
This they agreed to. and passed each other without speaking, and with revolvers in 
their hands. He was in Hood's Campaign in 1864. He was mustered out of service at 
Nashville, Tennessee, June 1^, 186.5. 



WILLIAM R. CARTER, brother-in-law of John M. and William S. Harris, received 
his early education in the public schools of his county and soon after the beginning 
of the war left home with an older brother, and after several days and nights spent 
in crossing swollen streams and dodging Confederate pickets, crossed Cumberland 
Mountain, and on reaching the Union lines at Plat Lick, Ky., enlisted as a private in 
Company C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., April 1, 1862. At the organization of 
his regiment he was elected First Corporal, and in a short time was promoted to 
Sergeant. Was in many battles but was never wounded, although his uniform was 
often marked with bullets. Was with his regiment in the Cumberland Gap Campaign 
in June. 1862, and that long and masterly retreat from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio 
River in September, 1862. In November of that year his regiment was mounted and 
transferred to the Army of the Cumberland. Was in the Tullahoma Campaign and 
the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Early in December, 1863, his regiment and 
division were sent to Knoxville to reinforce General Burnside and during the winter 
several sharp battles took place between this force and that of General Longstreet. 
The soldiers who spent that winter in East Tennessee will remember the many cold, 
stormy days and nights spent around dimly burning camp fires in zero weather. At the 
conclusion of this campaign he returned with his command to Cleveland, Tennessee, 
and the 4th day of May entered the Atlanta Campaign. This was a long, hard campaign 
and many fierce and bloody battles were fought between Dalton and Atlanta. Many 
skirmishes and battles occurred during heavy rain and thunder storms and at times 
it was hard to distinguish the artillery fire from the loud peals of thunder. Was with 
his regiment in Hood's Tennessee Campaign in the fall and winter of 1864. The leading 
battles were those of Franklin and Nashville, and in both his regiment took an active 
part. This was a winter campaign and during the siege of Nashville the weather was 
bitter cold, but the weather man furnished each army with the same kind of weather. 
Mustered out of service at Nashville, April 1, 1865. 


Three sons of Colonel Jacob and Elizabeth (Mynatt) Harris were in the army 
whose records are as follows: 


NOTEi^When Samuel Harris fell. Major R. 11 
Dunn, of the 3rd Tennessee, seized the flag aini 
can led it into the captured works, and the pictuif 
shown is that of the flag he was carrying when 
killed, as it appears today. 

SAMUEL M. HARRIS enlisted as private in Company !■'. iird Tennessee Infantry, 
U. S. A., February 18, 1863. He was a brave and fearless soldier and was with his 
regiment in many battles and campaigns. On account of his courage and coolness in 
action, he was appointed one of the color bearers of his regiment. This is a position 
of danger and responsibility, but this noble boy had won a reputation for courage 
and coolness ihat any soldier might well be proud of. He had on many other battla- 
fields carried the flag through storms of shot, shell and leaden hail, but had never 
flinched in the face of danger. During the first day's battle of Nashville, Tennessee. 
December \^>, 1864. while his regiment and brigade were charging Hood's main 
line of works, a bullet entered his body and he fell dead with the "Star Spangled 
Banner' in liis liands. at the moment of victory. Thus it was that this youn.g hero 
gave up Ills life for his home, country anil Hag — a noble sacrifice. His gallant spirit 
took flight from the battlefield, amid bursting shells and the cheers of his comrades. 
Buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville, Tennessee. 





RICHARD M. HARRIS entered the service as a Sergeant in Company F, 3rd Ten- 
nessee Infantry. U. S. A., at Plat Lick, Kentucky, February 10, 1862. Was a good 
soldier and was with his regiment in many battles and campaigns. Was at London, 
Kentucky, when a detachment of his regiment was attacked by the enemy. Was with 
Genera! Morgan in his masterly retreat from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio River in 
September, 1862. After the battle of Stone River, Tennessee, his regiment and brigade 
were on detached service until ordered to Chattanooga as a reinforcement to Rose- 
crans' Army. His regiment and brigade were sent to Kno.wille as a reinforcement to 
Burnside's army, and spent the winter of 1863-64 in East Tennessee. He entered the 
Atlanta Campaign with his regiment and passed through several hard battles and 
many sharp skirmishes. Hardly a day passed without fighting somewhere on the line, 
and when near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 28, 1864, he was severely wounded 
in the head. The bullet entered his head near the left ear, making an ugly and 
painful wound. This wound kept him from duty for some time, but on recovery he 
rejoined his regiment and served until discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, at the end 
of his enlistment, February 10, 186-5. 


WILLIAM M. HARRIS enlisted as a private in Company P, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, 
U. S. A., at Flat Lick, Kentucky, February 18, 1862. Like his brother, he was in most 
all the marches, battles and campaigns of his regiment. At the battle of Resaca, 
Georgia, May 14, 1864, he was severely wounded in the left side, while his regiment 
and division were charging a strong line of Confederate rifle-pits. The charging 
column was moving forward under a murderous fire and had almost reached the enemy's 
line when he was shot. As he fell his knapsack came unfastened and being helpless 
and unable to get out of the way of the whizzing bullets, by great effort he managed 
to place his knapsack by the side of a stump in front of where he lay. This temporary 
breastwork no doubt saved his lite, as many bullets fired at him struck his knapsack 
and stump. The assault failed, and this wounded soldier was left on the battlefield 
in the hot sun, with his dead and dying comrades around him. It was after dark 
before he was removed, as the enemy kept up such a hot fire that no one would make 
the attempt. The cries of wounded and dying soldiers calling for water and help are 
heart-rending, and can only be realized by those who have passed through the same 
experience. After being removed from the field he was sent to the hospital, and after 
recovery he joined his regiment and served on until the end of his enlistment. Mustered 
out at Nashville, Tennessee, February 10, 1865. 

Two sons of Samuel K. and Rebecca Sawyers Harris were in the army, and whose 
records are as follows: 


MADISON M. HARPfIS enlisted as a private in Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, 
U. S. A., July 11, 1863, at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. He was discharged therefrom as 
private Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, V. S. A., September 11, lS6."i. But little 
has been said in this history about the division of families during the Civil War. The 
men who espoused the Union cause in Tennessee, in order to join and get the protection 
of the United States government, had to travel from one to two hundred miles to reach 
'he I^nion lines. About April 1, 1862, he, in company with his brother John, bid fare- 
well to father, mother, sisters and brothers at the dead hours of night and made 
their way to Kentucky, and on as far north as Indiana, where they remained until they 
could connect themselves with the United States army in 1863. The first military 
operations of his regiment were in connection with the move of General Burnside into 
East Tennessee in August, 1863. The 9th Tennessee Cavalry at that time was in 
General John F. DeCorcey's Command, which moved up on the north Side of Cumber- 
land Gap, on the Sth of Sept., 1863, and cut off enemy's escape from that side. General 
Burnside came up from Knoxville with a portion of his army and invested Cumber- 
land Gap from the south at the same time. On September 9, General J. W. Fraser, 
commanding the Confederate Army at Cumberland Gap, surrendered to Genreal Burn- 
side, his army consisting of over three thousand men. During this campaign this 
soldier was stricken with typhoid fever and remained at home, eight miles north of 
Kno.wille, until March, 1S64, at which time he rejoined his regiment at Nashville, 
Tennessee. In August, 1864, his regiment was sent to Kast Tennessee and participated 
in all the fighting which took place in East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia 
until the close of the war. His record as a Grand Army man is as follows: He became 
a member of Ed Maynard Post, No. 14, G. A. R., January 10, 1888. Was elected Post 
Commander of Ed Maynard Post January 1, 1890, which position he filled with dis- 
tinction during the year 1890; served as Department Commander of the Department 
of Tennessee, Grand Army of the Republic, for the year 1901. During his year of 
service as Department Commander, the soldiers' monument in the National Cemetery 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, was completed and dedicated. He served as Assistant Adju- 
tant General and Assistant Quartermaster General of the Department of Tennessee 
for the year 1910. Was elected Quartermaster of Ed Maynard Post in 1897, which 
position he has filled with honor and credit to Ed Maynard Post and the Department 
of Tennessee up to the present time. 



JAMBS CLAPP, who married Ellen Shell, a lineal descendant of Nancy (Shell) 
Sawyers, entered the service as First Lieutenant Company F, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, 
U. S. A., at Flat Lick, Kentucky, February 10, 1862. He was a splendid officer and 
was with his regiment in many battles and campaigns. Was with his regiment in the 
Cumberland Gap Campaign and Morgan's retreat to the Ohio River in September of 
that year. The last of November his regiment was ordered to Nashville and during the 
winter was engaged with the enemy at Dog Creek, below Nashville. The first of April, 
1863, his regiment and brigade were detached and sent to Carthage, Tennessee. 
Remained at this place until his regiment and brigade were ordered to Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, and on the 23rd a sharp engagement took place on top of Lookout Mountain 
just as Rosecrans' army was entering town from Chickamauga. Early in December 
his regiment and brigade were ordered to Knoxville to reinforce Burnside, and during 
the winter took an active part in the operations in East Tennessee. Returned to 
Cleveland and early in May entered the Atlanta Campaign. His regiment was hotly 
engaged at Resaca, Georgia, May 14, 1864, where it suffered heavy loss. In this engage- 
ment he was wounded in the left hip by fragment of exploded shell. He was with his 
regiment during the remainder of the campaign, and at its conclusion returned to 
Tennessee with his command and was actively engaged in the Hood Campaign in the 
fall and winter of 1864. The last hard battle was at Nashville, December 15-16. 
Discharged at Nashville, Tennessee. February 10, 1865. 


PARIS SHELL, a relative of Nancy Shell Sawyers, enlisted as a private in Com- 
pany I, 115th Indiana Infantry, U. S. A., July 6, 1863. His regiment and division left 
Camp Nelson, Kentucky, and after a hard march through the mountains, joined General 
Burnside at Bull's Gap, Tennessee, October 8, 1863. This division was commanded by 
General O. B. Wilcox, and was in the battles of Blue Springs and Walker's Ford. 
While his division was operating in upper East Tennessee, General Longstreet came 
up from Chattanooga with a large force and drove Burnside into Knoxville and laid 
siege to the town. On receipt of this information, Wilcox moved his command to 
Cumberland Gap for the purpose of holding it secure. While the siege of Knoxville 
lasted several sharp engagements took place with this force and Longstreet's Cavalry 
near Maynardsville and Walker's Ford. He remained with his regiment at Cumber- 
land Gap until his time was out, and on the 2Dth of February, 1864, he returned to 
Indianapolis, Indiana, and was mustered out. 


JOHN INGRAM, son of William and Nancy E. (Harris) Ingram, enlisted as a 
private in Company C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., at Flat Lick, Kentucky, April 
1, 1862. Was in the Cumberland Gap campaign and all the operations of his regiment 
during the summer of 1862. Left Cumberland Gap with his regiment and division in 
September of that year, and after a march of 250 miles, reached the Ohio River. In 
December his regiment was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland. Was in the 
Tullahoma Campaign, and the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19 and 20, 

1863. In December his regiment was sent to Knoxville to reinforce Burnside. Returned 
!o Cleveland and. in May, entered the Atlanta Campaign, and the last of July made a 
raid in the rear of Atlanta for the purpose of destroying the railroads. Returned to 
Tennessee and was actively engaged in the Hood Campaign in the fall and winter of 

1864. Was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. Discharged at Nashville, April 
1, 1865. 


CREED F, MILLER, who married Martha, daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Sawyers) 
J'oust, enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, TJ. S. A., December 
10, 1863. W^as a good soldier and endured the hardships of army life; joined his 
regiment while it was in East Tennessee and took part in the battles and skirmishes 
of this mid-winter campaign. At the end of this campaign his regiment and division 
were sent to Cleveland, and early in May, 1864, entered the Atlanta Campaign and 
took part in many of the battles. At the conclusion of this campaign his regiment 
and division were ordered to Tennessee. His regiment was hotly engaged in the great 
battle of Franklin, where Hood lost so many men. Was also in the battle of Nashville, 
and followed Hood's Army to Tennessee River and into Mississippi. Discharged at 
Nashville, June 15, 1865. 



JOHN S. HARRIS enlisted as a private in Company 1, 115th Indiana Infantry, U. 
S. A., July 6, 1863. His regiment and division came to East Tennessee and joined General 
Burnside at Bulls Gap in October, 1863. Took part in the see-saw movements of that 
mid-winter campaign of 1863-64. Possibly no campaign of the war was conducted 
under greater difficulties than this East Tennessee Campaign. Army supplies were 
scarce and roads bad, weather cold and disagreeable. He was in the battle of Blue 
Springs, Walker's Ford, and while his division was operating in upper East Tennessee, 
General Longstreet with a large force drove Burnside and his army into Knoxville and 
laid siege to the place. His command being unable to reach Knoxville, was ordered to 
Cumberland Gap, and while the siege lasted this force had several sharp engagements 
with Longstreet's Cavalry near Maynardsville and Walker's Ford. He remained with 
his regiment at Cumberland Gap until his time was out. On the 25th of February, 1864, 
he returned to Indianapolis, Indiana, and was mustered out with his regiment. 


JAMES WEBB, Corporal Company F, fith Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., enlisted 
July 28, 1863. His regiment was in the siege of Knoxville and in December following 
went with his regiment to Camp Nelson. Ky., with Confederate prisoners. Returned 
to Knoxville in August, 1864, and until the close of the war was actively engaged in 
East Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. His regiment was attached to Gillem's 
Brigade and defeated General Morgan's command at Greeneville, Tenn.. September 4. 
1864. This same command engaged General Vaughn at Morristown, Tenn., October 28. 
Defended Bull's Gap against a spirited attack by Breckenridge's army, November 11 
and 12, 1864, and only gave up position when last cartridge had been fired and orders 
given to retire. Captured near Morristown, Tenn., November 13, 1864. Prisoner until 
close of war, when lie returned to his regiment and was discharged September 11, 1865. 


JOHN WEBB enlisted as a private in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., 
July 28, 1863. After the siege of Knoxville his regiment was sent to Camp Nelson, 
Kentucky, with Confederate prisoners, and in August of the following year returned to 
East Tennessee, and until the end of the war was actively engaged in East Tennessee, 
Virginia, and North Carolina. His regiment was in G'llem's East Tennessee Brigade, 
and in the fall and winter of 1864-65 this command had many sharp engagements with 
the enemy. It was in one of these battles that the noted Confederate general, John H. 
Morgan, was killed. Was in battle of Bull's Gap, November, 1864, and was with General 
Stoneman in his campaign in Virginia and North Carolina in 1865. Wounded in left 
shoulder at Blue Springs, Tennessee, August 23. 1864. Discharged September 11, 1S65. 


JOHN P. MOORE enlisted as a musician in the 35th Ohio Infantry, U. S. A., at 
Hamilton, Ohio, September, 1861. This regiment was commanded by Colonel Van 
Derveer, and belonged to Baird's Division, 14th Corps. Army of the Cumberland. Some 
of its battles were Stone River, Chickamauga and -Missionary Ridge. Mustered out of 
service September 28, 1864. John P. Moore married Margaret Rebecca McMillan, a 
granddaughter of Rebecca Sawyers Meek. 


HENRY G. REYNOLDS, a giandson of Nancy (Forgey) Reynolds, enlisted as a 
private in Company C. Uth Iowa Infantry, U. S. .\., September 2, 1861. His regiment 
was in the Army of the Tennessee, and some of the engagements were those of Pea 
Ridge, Ark.; Siege of Vicksburg; Missionary Ridge. Discharged on account of disa- 
bility, November 30, 1861. 


WILLIAM F. BOI'NDS, who married a sister of Joseph M. McMillan, enlisted as a 
private in Company K, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A., January 9, 1862. His regiment 
came to East "Tennessee with General Hurnside and was actively engaged during the 
operation of the army in upper East Tennessee. His regiment was present and assisted 
in the capture of General Eraser and his army at Cumberland Gap the 9th of September, 
1863. It was a detachment of his reg'ment that drove in Fraser pickets and burned a 
grist piill and its contents inside his lines. This mill was at the foot of the mountain 
on the south side, and its destruction with its contents hastened the surrender, as 
Fraser's men depended hugely on it for their supply of food. Killed in the battle of 
Blue Springs, Tennessee, October 10, 1863. Buried in the cemetery near his old home 
in Knox County, Tennessee. 


DANIEL M. McMillan. 

DANIEL M. McJMILLAiN'. who married Margaret, a daughter of Henry G. and 
Rebecca (Harris) JIcMillan. was captured by Ashby's Confederate Cavalry near Wood- 
son's Gap, Cumberland Mountain, April 6, 1862, while on his way to Kentucky for 
the purpose of enlisting in the Union Army. With many of his companions he was 
sent to prison at Madison, Georgia. As soon as he was released he enlisted as private 
in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., November 8, 1863. His regiment was 
in the siege of Knoxville and later was sent to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, with a lot of 
Confederate prisoners. In August, 1864, his regiment returned to Knoxville, and was 
assigned to Gillem's Tennessee Brigade. The last of August Gillem went to Bull's 
Gap and from there to Greeneville, where he defeated General John H. Morgan. His 
regiment and brigade defeated General Vaughn at Morristown, October 28, 1864. 
Defended Bull's Gap against a spirited attack by Breckenridge's Army, November 11, 
1864. The last of December his regiment and brigade engaged the enemy at Wythe- 
ville and Marion, in Southwestern Virginia. Was with Stoneman in his whirlwind 
campaign in North Carolina, and the battle of Salisbury, April 12, 1865. Discharged 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, September 11, 1865. 

JOSEPH M. McMillan. 

JOSEPH M. McMillan enlisted as a private in Company B, 8th Tennessee Cav- 
alry, U. S. A., at Lexington, Kentucky, April 30, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant June 1, 
1864, and First Lieutenant, August 1, 1865. A detachment of his regiment were the 
first Union troops to enter Knoxville in advance of Burnside's army in September, 
1863. Was with Burnside during the siege of Knoxville in November, 1863. After 
this his regiment was sent to Camp Nelson. Kentucky, with Confederate prisoners. 
In August, 1864, Gillem's Brigade, to which his regiment was attached, returned 
to East Tennessee. This command began active operations in East Tennessee, 
and on the 4th of September, defeated General John H. Morgan's command at Greene- 
ville. In this battle the General was killed. At Morristown, October 28, this command 
met and defeated General Vaughn. Next engagement was with General Breckenridge 
at Bull's Gap, November 11 and 12. On account of superior numbers and lack of 
ammunition, Gillem was forced to evacuate the Gap, notwithstanding his men 
had repulsed every assault. About the middle of December, 1864, Gillem's Brigade 
and other troops were sent to Southwestern Virginia, and during that cold winter 
several sharp engagements took place between the two armies. This soldier and his 
regiment was with General Stoneman in his campaign into North Carolina, South 
Carolina and Georgia, in the spring and summer of 1865. Mustered out of service at 
Knoxville, Tennessee, September 11, 1865. 


ROBERT ADAIR, who married Lurena Clapp, a lineal descendant of Nancy (Shell) 
Sawyers, enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A., at Flat 
Lick, Kentucky, April 1, 1862. He was a splendid soldier and was with his regiment 
in many skirmishes and battles. He was in the Cumberland Gap campaign and the 
retreat of Morgan's division to the Ohio River. In November, 1862, his regiment was 
mounted and transferred to the Army of the Cumberland. In a sharp engagement at 
Rigg's Cross Roads, Tennessee, April 16, 1863, th'!s soldier received two wounds as 
follows: One on top of the head, and one in the right shoulder — the latter being quite 
severe. He was in the TuUahoma Campaign and battle of Chickamauga. Was in the 
East Tennessee and Atlanta Campaigns, both well known in history, and but few 
exceed the latter for fierce battles and great loss of life. It was during Hood's Ten- 
nessee Campaign that this soldier received a third wound that almost proved fatal. 
In an engagement at Shoal Creek, Alabama, November 5. 1864, a bullet entered his 
left side — passing entirely through his body. A few minutes after receiving this wound 
his horse was killed and, as the enemy were advancing in heavy force, orders were 
given to fall hack; but his comrades brought him from the field apparently in a dying 
condition, but he finally recovered and is still living. Discharged at Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, April 1, 1865. 



JOHN G. HANNAH, who married Rachel England, daughter of William and Susan 
(Sawyers) England, enlisted as a private in Company I, 41st Tennessee Infantry, C. S. 
A., November, 1861. Was captured with his regiment at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. 
February 16, 1862. Was a prisoner seven months at Camp Morton, Indianapolis. Ind. 
After being exchanged his regiment took the field again and in ihe first days' battle of 
Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19, 1863, he received a severe wound in the neck 
After recovery he returned to duty and was with his regiment in the Atlanta Campaign 
in the summer of 1864, and took an active part in the hard fighting from Dalton to 
Atlanta, and on to Jonesboro. 

Historians regard this as one of the leading campaigns of that great war, and 
certainly but few exceed it in great number of battles, loss of life, and its duration. 
About the last hard battle of the campaign was that of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31, 
1864, and in this engagement he lost his right leg. He was a brave and gallant soldier 
and performed his duty faithfully until disabled from further service on account of 
loss of leg. 


JAMES C. H. SAWYERS, son of John Sawyers, Jr., enlisted in the 1st Tennessee 
Cavalry, C. S. A., in August, 1862. His regiment was from East Tennessee and was 
in the bloody battle of Stone River. Tennessee, where so many brave men of the two 
armies were killed and wounded. This is the place where Generals Rosecrans and 
Bragg fought the old year out and the new year in. His regiment was sent to East 
Tennes.see and was with General Longstreet in his operation that led up to the siege 
of Knoxville, in November, 1863. .After the close of the East Tennessee Campaign, his 
regiment was sent to the valley of Virginia, and on the .">th of June, 1864, his regiment 
was hotly engaged at Piedmont, losing l.^'iO men killed, wounded and captured out of 
Slij engaged, and among the badly wounded were his Colonel and Adjutant. 

(The author has taken the liberty of mentioning the fact that this Colonel, James 
E. Carter, and his Adjutant, John D. Carter, were first cousins of his). 

James C. H. Sawyers was paroled at Charlotte, N. C, May, 1865. 




G. C. McBEE, who married Nancy Ellen Sawyers, daughter of William and Eliza- 
heth Sawyers, w'as a native of Knox County, Tennessee, and was a student of Straw- 
berry Plains Academy. When the Civil War began, he abandoned his studies and 

entered the army as First Lieutenant Company D, Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A., 

but was later transferred to the cavalry branch of the service on account of having 
rheumatism. He was a brave soldier and was in many battles and campaigns. His 
regiment, the 1st Tennessee Cavalry, was transferred to the Army of Northern Virginia 
and at the battle of Newtown, Virginia, November 12, 1864, he was severely wounded 
in the head. The bullet entered just below his right eye — passing through his head, 
lodging below the base of the brain. Paroled in Northern Virginia, in May, 1865. 


PLEASANT ROBERTS, son of Henry G. and Rebecca (Harris) Roberts, enlisted as 
a private in Company D, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A., December 1.5, 1861. Was a 
brav^ and fearless soldier and was in many battles and campaigns, but w'as never 
wounded. Was in battle of Chickamauga and the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Was 
detailed and placed on special and detached duty, which he performed faithfully, win- 
ning praise from his superior. Was paroled at Sugar Creek Church, North Carolina, 
in May, 1S65. 


WARREN DYER, who married Ruthey, daughter of Carroll and Susan I Frost) 
Sawyers, enlisted in Company D, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A., December 15, 1861. 
This regiment was engaged in the battle ot Chickamauga, and other battles and cam- 
paigns. Was paroled with his regiment at the end of the war in North Carolina, in 
May, 1865. This is the only record the author was able to find. 


DAN RICHARDS, who married Mary, a daughter of Ethan Allen and Sarah (Dick) 

Sawyers, was First Lieutenant in the Alabama Infantry, C. S. A. Was with his 

regiment during the Atlanta Campaign in the summer of 1864. Was in Hood's Tennes- 
see Campaign and the battles of Franklin and Nashville. Severely wounded in the 
right shoulder and taken prisoner in the first day's battle of Nashville, December 15, 
1864. Sent to Camp Douglass, Illinois, where he remained about three and one-half 
months. Exchanged and sent to Richmond, Virginia, about the time of its evacuation 
by Lee. Left on same train with Jefferson Davis and family. Paroled at close of war. 

A Cavalry Camp. 



EDGAR R. t'ARTKR, sou of William R, and Jennie Harris Tarter, was educated in 
the public schools and the University of Tennessee, and entered the service as First 
Lieutenant Company H. 6th United States Volunteer Infantry, at Camp Wilder, Knox- 
ville, Tenn., June 29, 1S9S. Soon after the organization the regiment was ordered to 
Chickamauga, Georgia. On reaching this place his regineint was assigned to Second 
Brigade, First Division, Third Army Corps, and for the next two months was kept 
busy drilling and getting ready for active service in a foreign country. During the 
time his regiment was in camp, it became quite proficient in the manual of arms and 
battalion evolution. From this camp he went with his regiment by rail to New York, 
and on the 10th of October embarked on the transport Mississippi for San Juan. Porto 
Rico, which place was reached on the l.")th after a stormy voyage of live days. His 
company was sent to Bayainon. a small town about seven miles from San Juan, where 
it remained on garrison duty during the time it was on the island. The duty was 
light, but his company was kept busy scouting and guarding public and private property, 
as some of the natives thought war meant extermination. On account of this young 
soldier's business qualifications he was api)ointed .Adjutant of the post, which position 
he filled efl^iciently, with credit to himself and honor to his regiment. The commis- 
sioned oflicer of his company appointed all civil officers of the town of Hayainon, and 
the civil officers were under the military. .\t the expiration of his term of enlistment 
he returned to the United Stales with his regiment and was mustered out of service at 
Savannah, Georgia, March IS, 1899. On the back of liis discharge the following entry 
was made by Colonel L. D. Tyson, the Commander of his regiment: "Service, honest 
and faithful — an excellent man and officer." 


ALBERT S. HARRIS, a son of Rich- 
ard M. and Emaline (Cleveland) Harris, 
enlisted the year he graduated from 
Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. 
He entered the service as a musician in 
the band of the 4th Tennessee Infantry, 
at Knoxville, Tennessee. August 23, 1898. 
During the time his regiment was in 
camp at Kno.xville. the men were kept 
busy drilling and getting ready for active 
service in a foreign country. On the 28th 
of November, 1S98, his regiment broke 
camp and went by rail to Savannah, 
Georgia, and on December 1, embarked 
on the Transport Manitoba tor Port 
Basilda, Cuba, reaching that place De- 
cember .5. 1898. While on the island his 
regiment was kept on garrison duty at 
Trinidad and Sancti Spiritus, along the 
Southern coast. At the end of his en- 
listment he returned to the United States 
with his regiment and was mustered out 
of service at Savannah, Georgia, May 6, 

L, C. FOUST. son of Milton L. and Belle (Parrott) Foust, enlisted as a private in 
Company E. 6th United States Volunteer Infantry, at Camp Wilder. Knoxville, Tennes- 
see, July 4, 1898. Was appointed trumpeter of his company and after a short stay at 
this place, went with his regiment to Camp Thomas, Chickamauga, Georgia. While at 
this camp he took typhoid fever, and as the hospitals at Camp Thomas were full of 
sick men, he was sent to his home near New Market, Tennessee, August 24, and at 
the end of three months had fully recovered and was ready for duty again. During his 
sickness his regiment had sailed for Porto Rico, and as soon as he was able to travel 
he started to rejoin his regiment, but upon reaching New York he was given a medical 
examination. This Board decided that he was unfit for duty in Porto Rico, sent him to 
Knoxville, where he was given a discharge on the l•^th of January, 1899. 

TARLTON L. REEDER, son of Ben W. and .Melissa (Coram) Reeder, was mustered 
into service as a private in Company F, 3rd Tennessee Infantry, May 18, 1898. This 
was a National Guard regiment and was from East Tennessee. The regiment went by 
rail from Knoxville to Nashville, where it was mustered into the United States 
service, and after a short stay in Nashville, was ordered to Camp Thomas, Chicka- 
mauga, Georgia. This was a great training camp and thousands of soldiers were sent 
there. While there his regiment was kept busy drilling and getting ready for active 
service in a foreign country, and but few regiments were more efficient in drill and the 
manual of arms. After remaining at this camp three months his regiment was ordered 
to Anniston, Alabama. He was promoted to Regimental Post Master, and filled the 
position creditably to the end of his enlistment. Discharged at Anniston, Alabama, 
June 31, 1899. 

JAMES W. BLACKBURN, son of David R. N. and Fannie A. (Foust) Blackburn, 
enlisted as a private in Company I, 2nd Oregon Infantry, May 1.5, 1898. Went with his 
regiment to San Francisco, California, and the last of May sailed tor Manila, Philip- 
pine Islands, arriving there June 30, 1898. While on the Island he was appointed Cor- 
poral of his company. His regiment was in many sharp engagements and was actively 
engaged in breaking up small bands of Filipinos, and at the end of eight months' hard 
service in this unhealthy country, he returned with his regiment to the United States 
and was mustered out of service at San Francisco, California, July 12, 1899. 

CHARLES C. T.AYLOR. a great-grandson of Alexander and Elizabeth (Sav\Ters) 
Forgey, enlisted as a private in Company C. 4.5th United States Volunteer Infantry, at 
Lafayette, Indiana, September 14. 1898, to serve to June 30, 1901. He went with his 
regiment to the Philippine Islands, where it had many skirmishes and sharp engage- 
ments with the wild, bloodthirsty Filipinos. Returned to the United States and was 
honorably discharged at San Francisco, California, June 3, 1901. His discharge shows 
that his service was honest and faithful. 

HUGH BLAKELY, a grandson of Wiley C. and Luisa (Sawyers) Foust, enlisted in 
Battery B, 1st Oregon Light Artillery, at Portland, Oregon, July 26, 1898. Mustered 
out of service at Portland. Oregon, October 20, 1898. I regret that I am unable to 
furnish a more complete history of the service of this young soldier boy. I made an 
earnest effort, but the above is all that I have been able to obtain. 



Deut. 33:27. "The Eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting 

The feeling of safety is one full of peace and happiness. A well grounded confi- 
dence in the adequacy of a protecting power produces in the mind a feeling of security 
in the midst of our most imminent dangers. It is this that sheds over the mind a 
peaceful security and a calm composure, however dark and perilous the prospect. 
Who in defenceless childhood has not felt this pleasurable emotion, where a strong 
confidence of security from some real or imaginary danger, was produced in the mind 
by the guardian care of a fond parent? Who can read that thrilling incident of the 
"Mariner's Son," without learning from it the wonderful influence of assured preser- 
vation in producing a calm and unruffled state of mind, even in the midst of peril most 
appalling? Though a howling tempest rage, and the mad waves of the ocean threaten 
to shatter to pieces the noble vessel, still the child felt no harm, for he knew his 
father was at the helm. A feeling of security arising from an implicit confidence in the 
sufficiency of the Father's protection, diffused into the mind of the son a calm and 
quiet experience of safety. Who can estimate the joy which fills the mind of him 
who is suddenly rescued from some threatening destruction, by the strong arm of n 
devoted friend? If protection, then, and the assurance of it in every time of need, 
be of such incalculable good in respect to the interests of the immortal spirit: if a 
confidence in the adequacy of a protecting power be necessary to give peace and quiet 
to the mind, when some temporal danger threatens, much more it is necessary to 
have an assured expectation of protection and defence when an infinite evil threatens 
the very life of the soul. More highly prized, however, is that protection and Him 
who affords it, when it extends not only to temporal evils, but also to those evils 
which tend directly to the destruction of the soul. Such is the protection which God 
the Father exercises over His children. To every one of His sincere followers His 
language is, "The Eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting 

This was His language of encouragement and hope of His ancient people Israel, 
and such has been His promise in every age of the world, to all those who have fled 
to Him as a refuge. 


No truth is more clearly and repeatedly set forth in the scriptures than the fact 
that the Christian is the special object of God's regard and watchful care. No truth 
is more replete with such consolation to man that the Eternal and Infinite Jehovah 
should descend from the heights of his infinite greatness and majesty to watch over, 
protect, and uphold a weak, erring, sinning mortal of earth. This is a grand Divine 
revelation that should fill the minds of all with hope, and especially the minds of 
Christians with humble joy and devout confidence. 

But what is the nature of this protection and support which God promises to His 
children? This is an inquiry of the first importance, for, failing to apprehend this 
clearly, we will always fail to appreciate and properly distinguish that protection and 
support when it is afforded. We are not to suppose that God designs by the special 
care and protection which He exercises over His people that he will exempt them 
from all the sufferings and calamities incident to human life. This, God has nowhere 
promised Christians, and they have no right to expect it. This life is a toilsome 
pilgrimage to the friend as well as to the enemy of God. This is the irrevocable 
decree of heaven, that mortal man should suffer. It would be undesirable for the 
Christian to be exempt from suffering in this state of existence. And, therefore, God 
has wisely appointed such a state, as preparatory to the eternal rest in Heaven. The 
miseries of human life are made subservient to the Christian's eternal good. They 
are necessary for training and disciplining him for usefulness on earth, and a higher 
seat in the Eternal Kingdom of Glory. "For," says the Apostle Paul, "our light 
affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding weight of 
glory." 2 Cor. 4:17. 

Why, then, should we desire to be exempt from temporary evils, when they are 
sent as preparatory means for a greater exaltation in happiness after death? Who 
would forbid one pang of sorrow to heave in this mortal bosom, if it would brighten 
his bliss in heaven? Who would repine under the sufferings of wickedness and dis- 
ease, if it would make the rest of heaven more glorious? Who would murmur under 
the afflictions of a righteous Providence, if these are to fill his soul with a higher 
rapture through all the coming ages of eternity? For wise and important purpose, 
then, is the Christian still subjected to the sufferings of human existence. Instead 
of being exempted from them, they are sent by special direction and appointment 
for his spiritual and eternal well-being. But there is Divine protection and Divine 
support to the Christian in the midst of all the miseries which he is called upon to 
endure. In the most trying scenes of suffering, in the fiery furnace of affliction, the 
voice Divine is, "The Eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting 
arms." The body may waste away under the ravages of disease, it may be racked 
and tortured by pain — still the everlasting arms of God are his support. He finds a 
refuge in God from all the powers of disease and the crushing weight of bodily suffer- 
ing. He finds protection from every injury that suffering is calculated to produce; 
and in the midst of it all he experiences the Divine support which enables him to 
rejoice in triumph over its vanquished power. The Christian, then, has this consola- 
tion to cheer his heart, that the Almighty power of God is his support in all the perils 
and sufferings of human life. So the Apostle Paul expressed himself when de declared 
that in distress, in tribulation, in persecution, in famine, in nakedness, in peril of 
sword, the Christian was "more than a conqueror, through him that loved him." God 
is his refuge. He can hid defiance to the storm that threatens to overwhelm him. 
Here he finds a covert from the fury of the blast, and a defence from the mad billows 
of life's tempest-tossed ocean. The wars and miseries of life cannot harm him. In 
the midst of them he can sing the praise of victory. Even the last dread enemy is 
vanquished, and the victor exclaims: 

"Oh death, where is thy sting? 
"Oh grave, w-here is thy victory?" 
The protection and support, then, which God furnishes to the Christian in the 
suffering of human existence, is comfort, consolation, peace, happiness. This was the 
experience of the afflicted patriarch, when he was suffering the severest calamities 
that could befall our unhappy race. This was the experience of the pious Psalmist 
of Israel, when he was pursued by the bloodthirsty Saul. When compelled to flee to 
the wilderness, take up his abode in caves and dens of the mountains, when hunted 
as the beast of the forest with all the relentless hatred of an infuriated monarch, he 
poured forth some of the sweetest strains that have ever fell from hallowed lips or 
waked the Son's of Judah's lyre. With calm confidence and pious exaltation, he ex- 
claims: "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?" "The Lord 
is the strength of my life, of whom shall I he afraid?" "The Lord is my strength and 
shield, therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth." 


And such has been the experience of the pious in every age. The promise of 
God has never failed. "My grace is sufficient for thee." In the darkest hours of 
adversity, God has ever been the Christian's light; in sorrow, his comfort; in suffer- 
ing, his support; in persecution, his defence. Truly God is a refuge. In addition, 
there is a peculiar and special protection of support of a spiritual nature, which God 
exerciseth in behalf of the Christian. In as much as the spiritual existence of man is 
infinitely more valuable than his bodily, and, in fact, constitutes the reality of 
his being, so the divine regard is particularly exercised for its eternal good. Indeed, 
all the dispensations of providence have this object for their ultimate end. What- 
ever be the sufferings, the sorrows, the comforts, the protections and deliverances, the 
evils and the good, which mankind experience, they are all designed for their spiritual 
interest. But there is a special guardianship which God exercises over the spiritual 
good of the Christian. And it is in this relation the truth is so full of consolation to 
the child of God. 

When he realizes that his dearest, his highest interests are protected and defended 
by the Eternal God, his heart is filled with joy and rejoicing. The representation 
of the Holy Writ is, that the Christian is engaged in a spiritual warfare— in a greai 
and fierce contest with every evil power, , The spiritual enemies of the Christian are 
numerous, bold and determined. Says the Apostle Paul: "We wrestle not against 
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the 
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Here is a con- 
test, then, peculiar to the Christian — a contest with the powers of sin and hell. All 
silent it rages in the human breast, unseen save by the omniscient eye of God. The 
life of the immortal spirit is staked on the issue. Ah! what struggles — what deep 
heavings of the soul — what anguish of spirit! This is the Christian warfare, and an 
intense spiritual strife with the powers of evil. Every Christian has experience of it; 
he that would live the life of the righteous in this world of sin and temptation must 
enter the struggles with the powers of darkness. None can escape it. Man is not 
carried to heaven on flowery beds of ease, but he must go there clad with the armor 
of God, fighting at every step. 

How sublime such a contest — how graphically delineated by the immortal Bunyan! 
The deep utterances of his own heart find an echo in the experience of every Chris- 
tian. Though the contest be spiritual, yet none the less real. And verily, if there be 
any reality in th's universe of God, it is spiritual. May I not say further, nothing is 
real, but that which is spiritual. What of this world that is truly real, the all-living, 
energizing Spirit made it, and pervades it with His presence. It is a grand, magnifi- 
cent phantom, sent forth by the Eternal God. to dodge for a moment, then sent to 
utter chaos and night. And what, too, of man is real, that spirit of mighty force and 
energy, which is stamped with a nature divine, has made it. Alas, this frail tenement 
it inhabits is a shadow that dissolves in the darkness of death. It is wonderful how 
we mistake. Often grasping at a phantom for a reality. Often thinking the shadow 
to be the substance. Quite other than the thnigs we see and handle are the truly real. 
Spirit only is real, and, in fact, the one great reality of the universe. .\ spiritual con- 
test, then, is a real one. A contest is none the less real, because there is no actual 
manifestation of force and energy. .Ask good old Bunyan if this spiritual contest be 
not a reality. Ask John Newton and pious Baxter. Inquire at the mouth of the in- 
spired apostle. Ah! Learn the truth iind reality of it from One who is more than 
man — that same, who was assailed by the Prince of Darkness himself, and who ended 
h>s last contest with agony and sweat and blood in the Garden of Gethsemane. Not 
all the rage and malice of men to daunt it; not when left to the spiritual contest, 
"his soul was exceeding sorrowful, even unto death." This was reality; so is the 
Christian's warfare. And he that knows it not by bitter experience, is no child of 
God. It is in this fierce confl'ct with the powers of evil — this death struggle of the 
Christian's — that God is a refuge, a fortress, a strong tower of defence. He is the 
strength of the Christian. He nerves his heart for the conflict. He wards off the 
deadly blow. He protects from the rage and fury that would crush him. His ever- 
lasting arms are thrust underneath to Fupport him. The Christian is not alone in th's 
conflict. Were he so, he would soon fall an easy prey to his enemies. But he triumphs 
through the power of God over every foe. Here is protection and support which the 
child of God prizes above all earthly good. It Is deliverance from sin and its damnMic 
power. It is triumph over the powers of darkness and eternal safety In the Kingdom 
of God. The Christian's eternal Interests are secure, and through the all-copquerlns; 
grace of God he finally reaches the home of felicity. The nature of llu' divine pvn- 
tectlon then may be regarded as essent'ally sulrlt\i:\l, bavins siiccial rri'iMriur (o tin- 
good of the Christian. — Athens, Tenn., April, 1S4S. 



Genesis 2:3. Exodus 20 :S, 9. Deuteronom.v ."1:12-15. 

God rested on the seventh day from all His works. It makes no material differ- 
ence whether the six days of creating and the one of rest were natural days of 24 hours 
each, or were hundreds of years long, so far as the argument is concerned; that God 
rested the seventh day is an example to the race in all coming time. That example 
has full force and effect, if the day he regarded a period of a hundred years or that or 
one natural day only. It is expressly stated in the commandment in Exodus 20:11, as 
a reason why the Jews should observe that day, that God finished the work of cre- 
ation in six days, but rested on the seventh day. Let us trace the history of the 

First, we have evidence that the antedeluvians had a knowledge of the Sabbath 
from the fact that Noah observed the period of seven days in his sending out the 
raven and the dove. How did they get this knowledge of a seventh day's being re- 
garded as sacred? The moon measures the month; the sun, the seasons and the year; 
but no planet, no heavenly body, measures, by its revolution or any other movement 
in its orbit, the period of seven days. Their knowledge, therefore, of this period, it 
is fair to infer, was derived by tradition from generation to generation, of God's cre- 
ating the universe in six days and resting the seventh. The great probability is that 
Adam was created late in the sixth day. The seventh with God, therefore, was man's 
first day. A knowledge of this first day of man's life being ordained to be kept holy 
in a period of seven days ever afterwards was kept up till the giving of the Laws to 
Moses. At that time, it is maintained, the Sabbath was changed from the first day of 
the week to the seventh, in order that the Children of Israel might more easily he 
preserved from the idolatries and superstitious observance which the idolatrous nations 
furrounding them practiced on the old Sabbath day, the first day of the week. This, 
it is thought, is referred to in Deuteronomy 5:14, 15. 

This seventh day was observed all through the Jewish economy down to the time 
of Christ, As he lay in the grave on the seventh day, but rose from the dead on the 
first day of the week, the first day was observed as the Christian Sabbath ever after- 
wards. So we celebrate the original creation Sabbath. As the morning stars sang 
together and all the sons of God shouted for joy at creation's birth on creation's Sab- 
bath, so now all the heavenly choirs and the redeemed on earth may — should — sing a 
risen-glorifled Redeemer on the same day. The change forward to the first day of the 
week enables the heavenly host and all the redeemed in heaven and on earth to unite 
in singing the song of creation and redemption. 


2. The nature of the command to "remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy" 
must claim our attention. Every government over intelligent, moral beings by motive 
and law, and not by mere caprice and the arbitrary will of the governor, has certain 
fundamental principles, called among men the fundamental law or the Constitution of 
the government, a violation or disregard of any one of which by a subject of the gov- 
ernment tends directly to its subversion, and must involve the transgressor in con- 
aemnation and the liability to suffer the appropriate punishment annexed to such 
violation. The fundamental principles are necessarily perpetual, if the violations of 
the subject to the government remain the same. As long as man depends on God for 
life and the blessings of life, so long will he be bound to obey all the laws of the 
government that He exercises over him. But the brief, comprehensive summary of the 
constitution of God's government over man is the Ten Commandments. It measures 
perfectly the rights of God and the rights and duties of man. The whole of the Bible 
— prophecy, biography, nistory of good and bad men, parables, teachings of our Lord 
and the Apostles — may be considered as given for the illustration, defence and enforce- 
ment of this divine constitution upon man. The law of the Sabbath is one of the 
articles of this fundamental constitutional law. He who violates its spirit is a sinner 
in the sight of God and is under condemnation the same as he who commits perjury, 
or violates the ninth commandment — the same as he who steals or sins against the 
eighth article, or that kills or disobeys his parents, etc., etc. What gives additional 
force to this line of argument is the fact that the Saviour said "not one jot or tittle 
of the law should fail, until all be fulfilled." If this be the true idea of the nature of 
this law and of the obligation it imposes on man, how terrible must be the guilt of 
this nation for the public and private, the national and personal violations of its 
letter and spirit! 

"Thirdly," may we hear God say, "Will I be avenged on such a nation as this?" 
We are bold to affirm that no man can fail, who will take up the Bible and study this 
subject in the light which that Holy Book sheds upon it, to come to the conclusion we 
have stated. He must come to it by logical necessity. The positive Statutes of the 
Mosaic ritual and the judicial Statutes of the Jewish theocracy are not of perpetual 
obligation, because they were given and observed for a special purpose, and for a 
limited, specified period. They expired by and in consequence of that limitation and 
are of no force or effect. But the reason for the observance of the Ten Command- 
ments is perpetual. It never ceases in this world and never can. The spirit of this 
divine constitution governs the intelligent universe. But we must say man's physical 
nature and that of our beasts of burden demand such a day of rest. It has been dem- 
onstrated on physiological principles, as well as commended by experience and obser- 
vation, that both the human and the brute system cannot endure the wear and tear 
of labor, either bodily or mentally, more than six days sonsecutively, and that really 
more labor can be done, done better and without pain to the physical system, by rest- 
ing one day in seven, than by working every day and observing no rest at all. 

Thus God indicates his authority and his law. He knows what is good for us in 
the body as well as in the soul or moral nature. The drunkard violates the sixth 
commandment. He kills himself piece meal: but the Sabbath-breaker, who labors on 
Sunday, does the same thing, and violates a fundamental law of the Eternal King, 
just as express and just as important as that which the drunkard violates. 

4 How the law should be kept, and what it forbids. If is to be observed as a 
day of worship, private and public. The rest to the body that it gives is rather one 
of its incide)>tal benefits to man. It was designed mainly for the good of man's moral 
nature Reading and meditating the Bible for spiritual strength and growth is appro- 
priate. Going to the house of God for the purpose of rendering homage and adoration 
to Him is fulfilling the law. But to go for intellectual gratification, to be entertained 
by an eloquent or logical discourse, or out of vain curiosity, or merely to hear some 
new man, is not the service required on this holy day. Those who go some miles to a 
camp meeting and attend upon the eating stands around the encampment, or other- 
wise seek their worldly pleasure, violate this law as much as the boy who plays 
marbles on the street and those young men who violate the law of God and man, both, 
bv playing ball in the fair grounds on the Sabbath. The hiring, borrowing or lending 
of horses and buggies or other vehicles for these pleasure trips whether in town or 
country, is utterly forbidden We might as well work on our farms, or in our shops. 
The livery-keeper is as much bound to keep the Sabbath as the farmer or merchant 
These badges of excuse that men wear for their violations of this holy day of God. 
He will tear awav at the Judgment Dnv, nnd wo shall then, if not befoi-e, see our sin 
in its naked deformity. 


Preached at the Third Annual Sawyers-Harris Reunion, October, 1911. 



Text: "'The Church of God." Acts 20:28: ••And upon this rock I will build my 
church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18. 

The term is not used in the sense of that which is counted wild, fanatical, im- 
practical, nor yet, in the sense of those fanciful creations which the soul sees while 
wrapped in the embrace of sweet sleep; but a noble, grand purpose designed for the 
benefit of man. 

Paul tells us that God is a glorious God, and it is the glory of the glorious God 
to communicate. And this revelation he has chosen to express through a body of 
redeemed spirits called His church. This was His all absorbing thought, and He has 
crystallized it into His wisdom, power, goodness and love. The one great purpose of 
his life, starting with a single promise and a single pair of human hearts, ultimately 
to incorporate into itself all nations and kingdoms, and peoples and tongues. 

It is the dreamer that has made the world what it is — this man of larger vision, 
who sees afar oft the possibilities that make for the betterment of mankind. Columbus 
dreamed of land, of wealth, and peoples beyond the limits of the then known world. 
Alone in the vision of the undiscovered and the rotundity of the earth, he was ridi- 
culed with scorn, pronounced as mad; but ever and anon the dream rose to possi- 
bility, and after much reasoning and persuasion, a fleet was fitted out for him and one 
evening in October, 1492, the dream was realized. 


We are standing today upon holy ground made such by the meeting place between 
God and His people: for little more than a century ago came our forefathers, threaJ- 
ing their way through the wilderness, blazing the highway for a Christian civilization, 
and their dream has been more than realized, for Washington Church has been a 
mecca for educational and Christianizing influences. 

Benedictions in the form of educated Christian men and women have gone cut 
from this church to bless other communities; and with banners flying she is yet 
marching on to further additional victories. May not only this day, but others like it 
yet to follow, be a stairway of privilege to higher duty, larger vision. 

Our Lord and Master was not a stranger to the dream of noble purpose. Three 
times in his life, periods rising like mountain peaks, he dreamed over again the dream 
of Eternity, The first was when at the age of twelve He made His first appearanc ' 
at the Annual Feast of the Passover, assuming moral responsibility. At the conclusion 
of the feast He remained behind, engaging the wise men of Jerusalem in conversation. 
When Joseph and Mary found Him in the midst of these Doctors, both asking and 
answering questions, and to His mother's question, "Son, why hast thou dealt so with 
us?" He replied with half surprise, half rebuke, "How is it that ye sought Me? w:st 
ye not that I must be abcut my Father's business?" Luke 2:48, 49. At that early age 
His divinity had acquainted His humanity with His life work — to purchase the Church 
unto Himself. 

The second was at Caesarea Philippi. Anxious to learn what men thought of Him 
and thereby to note the degree of success or failure. He asked His disciples the opinion 
men entertained of Him. The answer was not satisfactory, for they said: "Some say 
John the Baptist; some Ellas: others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. Then He 
asked His disciples their opinion and Peter, as usual, answered for all: "Thou art 
the Christ, the Son of the Living God." This was the correct answer, and it satisfied 
Him. And to this famous reply of Peter. Christ makes His equally famous declara- 
tion: "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my Church; and the gates of 
hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:13-15. 

You will see Christ's vision in the last eighteen years has greatly enlarged. In 
his childhood it was a business; now, a great super-structure, something tangible and 
visible, the result of that business. The natural surroundings of Christ at this time 
added a double impression to His words, as he so often sets them in the framework and 
coloring of a natural picture. The village of Caesarea Philippi is situated behind Mt. 
Herman, the highest peak in the Anti-Libanus. To the left of the village stands the 
castle of Banias, built on a reeky spur of Mt. Herman. It is scarcely possible to 
doubt that as He spake the eyes of both Himself and His disciples were turned upon 
this scene. "Upon this rock will I build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not 
prevail against it." 

"Gates of Hell." What are we to understand by these words? Does He mean the 
abode of the wicked and the devil as their leader? I think not. These are conquered 
powers Upon one occasion Christ said. "The prince of this world cometh and hath 
nothing in tne." John 14:"0. I think it means the surrounding regions of the dead, or 
the graves; then it will read, "the gates of the grave shall not prevail," that is, there 
will never come a time in the history of the world when the Church will be extinct. 
This Christian generation will leave a Christian generation to succeed it, and that 
generation will bequeath its heritage of Christianity to the generations following, and 
so on, in an endless chain of r-ghteous succession until the Angel, with one foot on the 
land and the other on the sea will proclaim. "Let time be no more." To Peter and the 
other apostles it might, and possibly did, appear extremely visionary. The Lord Him- 
self, without wealth and influence, known to have been reared in one of the most dis- 
reputable parts of the country, was turned down by the leaders of the Church; the 
Church itself was split into many opposing fact'ons. with a multitude of passions and 
self-interests, and His only adherents twelve unlettered men and a few women. Then 
there was the outlying pagan world honeycombed with and entrenched behind a great 
svstem of polytheism, gray with the age of centuries. In a word, all the world with 
its might and customs was allied against Him. Can He, apparently alone, hope to sur- 
mount these formidable, fortressed forces? Put He sees afar off. 

The final period of His life, when He saw the victory He would win through His 
Church, was at the close of that terrible week of his passion. .\11 the great lines of 
His ministry were drawn within the circle of this small space of time. Within these 
few days, as into an arena of combat, life and death, time and eternity, sin and .grace, 
had grappled in one last grim struggle for the destiny of the human heart. Every 
hour was heavy ladened with the agonies and the anxieties, the tears and trials, the 
hopes and prayers, of centuries agone, sweeping mankind on nearer and nearer eternal 
life or death. 

Will the heart of our Lord break or bear under thi.s strain? Oh. it holds! For 
hear Him exclaim in expiring breath: "It is finished." 

It was en thai first Easter day when Jesus Chr'st came forth a living man with 
the freshness and sweetness of the new life "enthroned upon His brow." .\s He stands 
In the warm light of that Oriental morn, he sees of the "travail of His soul and Is 


satisfied." Isaiah 53:11. Looking back through the long vigils of centuries, He saw 
the salvation ot all who had died with faith in the promised Messiah forever secured. 
And, looking down through the vistas of coming ages, He dreams of the Church's 
triumphs; and in His great commission He defines its limitations, "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15. Beginning at Jerusa- 
lem, the Church was to proclaim the good news "unto earth's uttermost nations." But 
1 see a tinge of sorrow come to that otherwise peaceful, buoyant face, and a tear steals 
into that otherwise happy eye, for He knows there is to be a life and death cross for 
His bride. 

The path for Him is the path tor her. His w^as a gradual ascent ot grief to the 
shambles of Calvary. Before universal peace and good will come to all mankind, His 
Church is to pass through cruel and devious windings and drink deep and oft of the 
bitter waters of the way; but through these days of sorrow and trial he looked with 
joy upon the day when the Church would, like Himself, come forth from the tomb, 
"without spot, wrinkle or any such thing," bedecked with bridal Jewels, robed in 
white linen, and girt for a sublimer career. Thus Christ views His Church — the finished 
product of saving grace. So also does His Father, "for whom He called, them He 
also justified, and whom He justified them He also glorified." Nothing short of final 
glorification will satisfy divine love. O, that we, too, might catch this sweet ending 
of the dream and pray and wait until we stand in His presence, "With a crown upon 
our forehead and a harp within our hands." 

Jesus says, "My Church." May I ask how and when it became His property? 
Paul counsels the Elders at Ephesus to "feed the Church of God which He hath pur- 
chased with His own blood." This passage tells us that Christ bought it, and also the 
price. His own life blood. 

Taking the lamb as a representative sacrifice, we have the following: "The next 
day John seeth Jesus coming unto him (for baptism) and sayeth, 'Behold the Lamb of 
(Jod, which taketh away the sin of the world.' " John 1:29. In Revelation we hear 
the Apostle John saying Christ was a "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." 
Revelation 13:8. Philip preached Christ to the Eunuch out of the 53rd chapter of 
Isaiah, "The Lamb that bore our griefs, carried our sorrows, wounded for our trans- 
gressions, with whose stripes we are healed." Acts 8:29-35. Paul writes that "Our 
Passover is sacrificed for us." We know when the passover was instituted and its 
purpose; this passover connects Christ with the night of death in Egypt. Moses 
smites the rock, and a cool, refreshing stream of clear water gushes forth, and for 40 
years flows through the parched desert to the comfort of Israel. 

Paul, catching up this fact, spiritualizes it to mean Christ: "Our fathers did all 
drink of that spiritual rock that followed them," that is, those blessings flowing 
through daily sacrifices in the Tabernacle, guaranteeing life eternal, "and that Rock 
was Christ." I Cor. 10:4. The martyr Stephen locates the Church close by this 
limpid stream. In his apology he says the prophet Moses promised was He that was 
in the Church in the wilderness." Acts 7:37-38. At this juncture let me ask what 
constitutes a Church? And I answer: All those who profess faith in the true God, 
together with their children, and joined together in His worship. When at the first 
.■Vdam and Eve join hearts and hands and hopes in offering sacrifices with prayer and 
praise, the visible Church began. This covenant of grace was renewed and enlarged 
to the Patriarch Abraham, and he who proclaimed this covenant was none other than 
the Angel of Jehovah, the uncreated messenger of the covenant, and we know that 
covenant was "confirmed of God in Christ." This covenant, whose seal was a bloody 
sacrifice, has as its ultimate object, righteousness; and Paul writes that "Christ is 
the end of the law for righteousness." Christ sacrificed is the answer of all covenants, 
promises and sacrifices. 

Now, we have arrived at this conclusion, that the Church has been in existence 
from the beginning of human history, and it is the same, though it has had a number 
of dispensations — Patriarchal, Ceremonial, and typical, and the present; and Jesus 
Christ was paying the price in typical sacrifices as much as when he offered Himself 
upon Calvary. And the Church was His property away back there, as it is now. the 
same identical Church. No outward circumstances can effect its identity and unity. 
The apostles one by one pass away, but the Church lives on; great preachers, teachers, 
prophets and defenders of the faith come and go, but the Church remains. One 
language rises and disappears, but the Church learns another. When great persecu- 
tions and revolutions convulse states, and societies publish prescriptions, the Church 
as living, winged seed, leaps seas, crosses mountains, and takes root in other lands 
and incorporates other races in itself. 

This identical universal Church is in our midst, as vital in itself and as closely 
conformed to its model as if but yesterday organized. Vaulted temples, frescoed cathe- 
drals, have no more than we possess, for "we have Christ, preached and formed in us 
the hope of glory." And Washington Church is the same today as when organized 
109 years ago. Her charter members and early officers and pastors have come and 
gone, but others have taken their places and she abides, founded as she is upon the 
Rock Christ Jesus. 



Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power 
of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth." 

Our text opens up a fine field for thought. As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall 
all be made alive. The gospel of Christ was to effect the life and destiny of every 
human being in every age under every dispensation; it did not originate in the brain 
of angelic or celestial creatures, neither was it born in the breasts of the children of 
men. But was the fullest and last thought of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit 
towards man and his immortal destiny. It was to him the saver of life unto life or of 
death unto death, teaching him his relationship to God and his duty to his fellow man. 
It was to be the "Beacon Star" pointing the "tempest tossed" to a safe haven. It is 
not the personal gospel of angels or men or devils, but of Jesus, blessed Jesus. Ifs 
heaven's richest treasure overflowing with love into the hearts of the children of men 
until they cry, "Abba, Father." Believing this, "I'll preach Him to all and cry in 
death. Behold, behold the Lamb." What shall we say in regard to the power of God? 
We believe that all power in the material and spiritual realm originates in the Father, 
the Son and the Holy Spirit, and that we know power by its manifestations or effects. 
In the material world there was a time when there was no heaven, earth or sea. But 
by the word of His power, dumb matter lent a listening ear and heard, assumed form 
and took places. Worlds were created; the lightning unchained; the thunder cables 
broken. Matter heard her laws; and the great seas knew their metes and bounds; 
the earth knew her road, while sun, moon, stars, planets and satellites formed one 
harmonious whole in obedience to the power of God. There was a time when man 
lay as dumb matter; but, by the "power of God" he became a "living soul," to live 
until his Maker kisses away the breath of eternity. 

We now enter another field — the spiritual. God is a spirit; there is a spirit in 
man and the "gospel of Christ" becomes to man the highway of holiness back to the 
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and Heaven. This gospel was purchased with 
heaven's richest treasure. Her vault's were emptied. All material things could be 
created and laws given for their control by the word of His power, but in the redemp- 
tion of the soul it took the combined energy of the trinity and the life blood of Christ. 
No power in matter, in celestial, or terrestrial creatures, apart from God, could save 
one soul and restore it to the likeness and image of the blessed Christ. So that His 
spirit could bear witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God, and if chil- 
dren, then heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. For as many as are led by the 
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Happy moment of comfort and peace to the 
soul in its earliest love! 

I love the gospel of Christ because it saves, it saves. It leaps beyond time, 
bridges death, clothes itself with the garments of eternity, stands before the throne 
and the Lamb, and shouts, "Salvation to our God." "Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, 
and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and 
ever. Amen." There was a time when the chained war dogs of our nation were turned 
loose, when the blood from father, husband, brother and lover flowed as freely as the 
water from a mountain spring. While the hearts of mother, wife, sister and maiden 
were bleeding at every pore. Amid scenes like this in our old country home in Knox 
County, East Tennessee, every night my mother taught me to kneel at her knee and 
lisp, "Now I lay me down to sleep," and end my little prayer with, "God bless mj 
papa wherever he may be tonight, and bring him back safe to us again." What did 
this mean? Why, that the "gospel of Christ" which was worth so much to my mother 
amid those trying years would be worth something to her boy in years to come. The 
war is over. Amid the wreckage my father gathered together his neighbors and started 
a Sunday School, while I trotted every Sunday morning with my little hand in his, 
three miles to be taught the Divine truth. What did this mean? Why, my father 
believed the "gospel of Christ" which had sustained him through those long, weary 
years would be worth something to his little boy. The years go by. In the State of 
Texas there came a day when the kind physicians said my father must die. The con- 
nection came to see "Uncle John" and receive words of comfort and cheer and bid 
him good bye; then his little children; then the writer, who was charged with the 
care of his mother and little brothers and to "meet him in heaven;" then, last of all, 
the one who had shared life's joys and sorrows with him. In that dying hour the 
Gospel of Christ sustained him. It was all he had, but. thank God, it was all he needed, 
and while shouting the praises of God, his spirit was carried on ether breezes to the 
Christian's home in glory. The years went by. There came a day when mother lay 
dying. Her four boys and a sister-in-law were near. I think the happiest days 1 ever 
spent on earth were the last days we spent together, before her spirit went to God 
and the angels. We sang; we talked; we prayed; then she gave a parting blessing to 
all; and to me her last words were, "Oh, Sammy, Sammy, my son; you preach the 
everlasting 'Gospel of Christ' and it will be well with you when you come to die." My 
mother's strength in that hour was the "Gospel of Christ." 

Amen and amen. 

May 27, 1913. 


Wilson White was born June 30, 1770, in East Haddon, Conn. He became a 
farmer, near Granville, AVashington County, N. J. His second wife's name was Mary 
Stebbins. They were married October 2, 1801. 

Gideon Stebbins White was the oldest child of Wilson White. He was born in 
Granville, Washington County, N. J., April 12, 1803. He went south soon after his 
father's death and completed his education at Maryville College, Blount County, Tenn. 
He married Mary Eliza Jarnagin of Newport, Tenn., Nov. 6, 1834, and settled near 
McMillan Station, Knox County, Tenn., where he had charge of the Presbyterian 
Churches of Washington, Knox County, and Strawberry Plains, Jefferson County, Tenn., 
for more than 25 years. He received the degree of Master of Arts in 1846. He died 
July, 1863. His wife, Mary Eliza, was a daughter of Preston Bynum Jarnagin, and 
Hester Shields. She was born July 18, 1819, and died October, 1880. They had eight 

1. Mary Hester, born August 1, 1835. 

Martha Malvinah, born June 25, 1837. 

Margaret Ellen, born July 31, 1839. 

Elizabeth Meek, born in January, 1840. 

Gideon Shields, born November 19, 1842. 

Florence Cornelia, born May 27, 1848. 

Alice Jane Jarnagin, born May 13, 1850. 

Emily Eliza, born November 1, 1854. 

SEPTEMBER 16, 1860. 

"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the way, and seek and ask tor the old paths 
where is a good way. and walk therein, and ye shall find rest to your souls." Genesis 

The period will come when we shall contemplate with very deep interest the 
events of human life. Life is brief but long enough, if rightly improved, to secure all 
we need for time and eternity. Very few duly appreciate the connection between 
present acts and future results. But this connection is inevitable, and the result is 
sure. The acts in the formation of character, in childhood and in youth, are to man- 


hood and old age as seed time is to harvest. And thus it is in relation to our religious 
view, opinions, acts and course of procedure. In the commencement of lite, special 
attention should be given to the subject of religion. Its knowledge giveth light; its 
restraints and duties tend inevitably to the formation of a good, virtuous character. 
It places a salutary check upon all the passions and evil propensities of human nature, 
cherishes, sustains and perfects every good and virtuous principle. If any prepara- 
tion is neceFsary for the duties, trials, joys and sorrows of life, for the solemn hour 
of death, and the retributions of the spirit world, how important that that prepara- 
tion be now made! 

1. Proper attention to the religion of Jesus Christ is the preparation, adequate 
to the duties, trials, and responsibilities of life, and make time and eternity tributary 
to our peace, safety and felicity. 

First, what is proper attention to the religion of Jesus Christ? 

Those who seldom read the word of God, never bow the knee in prayer, make 
little or no effort to understand the doctrines of grace, and give their thoughts and 
interests to the pleasures, enjoyments and interests of the present life, is this proper 
attention to religion? What say you, my dear hearers: is this course of procedure 
right, reasonable, rational and safe? And yet, how many of you are pursuing this 
course. It would seem as though man was instinctively a religious being. In every 
age, in every country, and in every condition of lite, he has embraced some system of 
religion. Deep seated in the human mind is the belief that man is a sinner, and that 
as such he can never be happy, without reconciliation to God. 

It there are a variety of religious systems, all essentially different from each other, 
then it is certain that all are not equal here, etc. 

In our day the rational powers of man may find ample scope in weighing and 
estimating the relative value of all the systems that ever have prevailed or still exist. 

The Mohammedan, the Pagan, the various counterfeits of the true religion, and 
the plan of redemption by grace, have all been fully and fairly treated. Their fruits 
and effects have been seen, felt and witnessed from generation to generation, etc. 
In relation to them all there can be but one reasonable and rational verdict. And 
that is, that all systems and theories of religion, except the religion of Christ as taught 
in the word of God, are false, deceptive and ruinous. 

"Stand ye in the way and see." Test the Christian religion. Take not the testimony 
of others. Bring your own heart under its assimilating, purifying, elevating and saving 
power. Prove and test the love of God in Christ Jesus. After you "have tested the 
good word of God, and the powers of the world to come," occupy the witness stand 
and tell us what you think of Christ, of the principles of the doctrines of Christ, of His 
ability to pardon sins, to purify the soul, to lead you in the paths of peace and crown 
you in glory at last. etc. 

"Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein." Many of the 
systems of religion boast of antiquity and of great age. The Mohammedan delusion 
goes back to the seventh century. 

Paganism has still an earlier date. The self righteous scheme of morality as a 
ground of justification before God seems to reach still further back. Its first budding 
may have been our first parents' fig leaf patch-work to clothe themselves. 

"Its most beautiful attire, when substituted tor grace and love in the heart, 
benevolence in the life, the righteousness which is by faith, is nothing better than 
patchwork, moth-eaten. The smooth, bland, superficial scheme of universal salvation, 
'nferentially drawn from the tact that Christ made an atonement for all, goes still 
further back. Its first appearance and promulgation was "in the insolvent harangue 
to which our mother Eve listened while yet in the garden, before the fall. 

Redemption by grace is of still greater antiquity. Before time commenced its 
evolution, or man was made in the image of God, or an angel had entered upon its 
mission as a ministering spirit. Kven at that early period redemption by grace, its pro- 
visions, powers, agencies, influences, and glorious results had their existence in the 
divine mind. The development and completion of this great, grand and glorious work 
required the lapse of time. But the lapse of time is not tor experiment or to test the 
validity of grace, nor for any precautionary tneai-rure to guard against failure. There 
is no failure in God's plans, purposes and works. His plan of salvation is infallible. 
"Stand ye in the way and see." Place yourselvts in the position where grace may 
reach your case. Be not rebellious or high minded, but tear. etc. Observe the move- 
ments of providence in the dispensations of grace. Inquire for the truth, seek the old 
paths or practical piety, entire confidence in God's humility and devotion, and walk 

"Where is the good way, the way that leadeth to Mount Zion above?" We answer 
it is the way of luactical holiness, a life spent in the service of God. This course of 
procedure is right, it is good and profitable at all times. This is coming up to the 
requirements of the gospel. "Thus live, and ye shall find rest for your souls." This 
mode and manner of life makes all events productive and good. Such may say, "Be- 
hold, God is my salvation; I will trust and be not afraid." Isaiah 12:2. 


1902, BY REV. A. J. COILE. 


The underlying idea in any history is narration ot events. History takes into 
account not only events, but also their causes; hence, then, history is the casual nar- 
rative of events. But this definition is too broad for our present purpose. We have to 
do only with the actions of human beings, and so in a restricted sense history is the 
casual narrative of human activity. But so is biography, and we must not fail to 
distinguish between the two. for to another is given the task of preparing the biogra- 
phy of the leaders of this movement. 

Biography contemplates man as an individual while history contemplates him 
as humanity, as man in society. Religious history, or church history, regards man as 
a member of a divine society, and in his relations to both God and his fellow man. 

The history which I am to write is, THE CASUAL NARRATIVE OF THE RE- 
TON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. It is no easy task which has been assigned, for 
the reason that the Sessional Records of nearly half the period have been lost. 

Fortunately, a complete file of the Records of Union Presbytery is still preserved, 
and from these some facts of this early history have been culled. The first reference 
to the work at this place is in the minutes of Union Presbytery held at "Eusebia Meet- 
ing House, 28 May, 1802," and is as follows: 

"A petition from sundry the inhabitants of the upper end of Grassy Valley pray- 
ing for supplies was handed in and read." At the same meeting Isaac Anderson and 
Matthew Donnell were licensed to preach the Gospel. These two men were appointed 
to supply in our vacancies betwixt this and our next stated meeting and to notice 
particularly in their circuits Tennessee, Shunem, Popular Creek and the petitioners 
in the upper end of the Valley. Same date, "Rev. Samuel Carrick is appointed to 
preach to the petitioners in the upper end of Grassy Valley and to organize them and 
report at our next meeting." 


lu the Presbytery of Union at Knoxville, September 6, 1802, "Mr. Carrick reports 
that he had preached to the people in the head of Grassy Valley as appointed at our 
last. That the people gave their congregation the name of Washington and have 
nominated four representatives." These representatives were undoubtedly the first 
bench of Ruling Elders, and it is almost sure that they were Esq. James Havin, Henry 
Roberts, Joseph Broady, and John Glass. 

On the day above named, September 6, 1802, "A call was given in for Mr. Anderson 
from the congregation of Washington for one-half of his labors for one year, accom- 
panied with a subscription of 184 dollars." 

This was a very liberal subscription for the infant church at that early period 
when incomes were meagre and salaries seldom large. It also speaks well for this 
congregation that at a subsequent meeting of Presbytery, April 10, 1804, there is 
recorded these words: "Esq. Havin reports that Washington Congregation has settled 
up with Mr. Anderson except the amount of about $15.00." 

At the same meeting of Presbytery at which the call was extended to Mr. Anderson 
to become a pastor of the church the record is further made that "Jlr. Anderson is 
appointed to prepare a discourse on Luke 13; 3 as a part of the ordination trial to be 
delivered at our next. Presbytery agree to ordain Mr. Anderson at our next session in 
concurrence with the call accepted by him from Washington. 

"Mr. Blackburn is appointed to preach the ordination sermon. Mr. Remsey to 
preside at the ordination, and Mr. Henderson to give the charge." 

The first church house, the "old log church," as it was afterward called, must have 
been built during or prior to this first year of tlie church's life, for the records of the 
Presbytery have this entry: "Washington Meeting House, November 25, 1802. The 
Presbytery of Union met. The Presbytery was opened with a sermon by Mr. Anderson 
on the subject assigned him at our last. Began with prayer. Mr. Ramsey in the chair 
according to appointment. 

"Thursday morning, 26 Nov., Mr. Blackburn having preached the ordination ser- 
mon as ordered at our last. Presbytery proceeded to the ordination of Mr. Anderson 
and, he having answered to the satisfaction of the judicature the questions usually 
I'ut to licentiates in such cases. Presbytery did solemnly ordain him to the office of 
the gospel ministry by prayer and the imposition of hands, and he accordingly took 
his seat as a member of this Presbytery, and the congregation of Washington received 
him as their minister by their representatives. One year later the congregation of 
Washington Church extended another call to Mr. Anderson for his pastoral services, 
but the Presbytery replied that it 'contemplates the installation of Mr. Anderson as 
still existing and its provisions effective.' He continued as pastor till some time in 
1812, when he removed to Maryville to take charge of the New Providence Church. 

The records of these years are very brief — only an occasional mention in the 
minutes of Union Presbytery. 

On the 21st of April, 1807, Presbytery met at Harmony Meeting House. At this 
meeting Mr. Anderson reported that in Washington Church there were 66 members in 
full communion April, 1806, and that 8 had been added during the year and two had 
died, making a total then in full communion of 72. 

Also that 14 had been baptized since last April. 

April 12, 1808, "Abel Pearson, a young man of good moral character and literary 
qualifications was taken under the care of the Presbytery. Mr. Pearson was at this 
time a member of Washington Church, and was introduced to the Presbytery by Mr. 

In 1809 the only item recorded is that the congregation is in arrearage $55.00. 

This is about all that is known of the church life during this first pastorate 
What may almost be regarded as a part of the church life was Union Academy, estab- 
lished and maintained by Mr. .\nderson. It was situated three miles southwest of 
the church near Dr. Anderson's home. He was the sole instructor and a large number 
of young men were prepared for usefulness in the various spheres of life. One of theso 
pupils was afterward Governor Reynolds of Illinois, who in his "Life and Times" spoke 
very complimentary words concerning the Academy and its distinguished teacher. 

There is a statement by Dr. ."Anderson's biographer to the effect that he derived 
his worldly support, tor the most part, from his school and farm. 

It is generally supposed that Dr. Anderson was succeeded by Rev. John McCamp- 
bell, one of the sons of the Church, but of this fact I can find no proof. If Mr. 
McCampbell served the church at all it was only for a short time, one or two years 
at most. 

There is a period here of about fifteen years, from 1812 to 1827, during which time 
we are unable to find anything to indicate who the ministerial supply was. Indeed 
there are strong indications that the pulpit was vacant for the greater part of this time. 

April 19. 1816, Washington Church i)aid its Presbyterial fund of $2.25. but from 
an order of that date seems to have been without a pastor. 

At three successive Presbyteries, April, 1819, October, 1819, April, 1820, Mr. Abel 
Pearson, a licentiate, was ordered to supply Washington Church for two or three 


September 23, 1820, a minute ot the Presbytery runs, "Application being made for 
the administration of a sacrament in Washington Church; therefore ordered that Rev. 
Isaac Anderson and the Rev. John MoCampbell administer the sacrament of the 
Supper in that church between this and the next stated session of the Presbytery. 

At the fall meeting of the Presbytery, 1822, application was made by Mr. Samuel 
Craig, a ruling elder from Washington Church, for supplies. 

April 14, 1824, Mr, Joseph Meek made application for the administration of the 
Lord's Supper in Washington Church. The request was granted and it was ordered 
that Messrs. Anderson and McCampbell attend to the same between this and our next 
stated meeting." 

In the spring of 182.5 a similar request was made and the order of the Presbytery 
was "that Mr. Anderson administer the sacrament of the Lord's Supper between this 
and our next regular meeting, and that Messrs. Sawtell and Eagleton assist in preach- 
ing on that occasion." 

From the above quotations, taken from the records of Union Presbytery, it is 
quite clear that the church had neither pastor nor regular supply from 1819 to 1S2G 
or 1827. 

At the spring meeting of Presbytery, April 29, 1828. Washington Church reported 
that it had enjoyed the ministerial labors of Rev. Elijah M. Eagleton for the past year 
and that the subscription for his services was $70.00, and that $48.00 had been paid. 

Mr. Eagleton served the church as Stated Supply tor five years. One or two mem- 
bers still living remember him distinctly. It was during these five years that the 
Brick Church was builded. I have no direct information as to the exact date, but 
believe it to have been commenced in the spring or summer of 1829, as on March 22 of 
that year David Adair, Isaac McCampbell, and William A. McCampbell executed to 
the Trustees of Washington Church a deed to the land upon which the said church 
was erected. These Trustees were Robert McCampbell, .losiah Sawyers, James 
McCampbell and Reuben Ricket. The description of this realty closes with the words, 
■ containing two acres be the same more or less." 

There is, so far as I know, nothing to indicate the cost of this house of worship. 
It was a plain, substantial brick 30x40 feet, with a very high, boxed-up pulpit, and 
was seated w-ith two rows of old-fashioned pews. This house, though large enough to 
hold a good sized congregation, was utterly inadequate for sacramental and other 
special occasions, and so a shed 30x60 feet was constructed at the west end of the 
church This was often more than full. Indeed I have been told that during Mr. 
White's pastorate people had been known to stand at least ten deep all around the 
three sides of this shed. Those sacramental occasions were a great part of the church 
life of the early period of our history. They lasted for four days and usually two or 
three preachers were in attendance and assisted the pastor in the preaching and other 
services. People came from long distances and the face of the earth seemed covered 
with horses, wagons, and other vehicles. The preaching was powerful and was often 
accompanied by conviction of sin upon the part of the hearers, and at almost every 
communion service "believers were added." The first roll of communicants available 
was made out November 1, 1831. This roll contained 111 names, and is headed by the 
name of John Sawyers. There appears also the family name of McCampbell, Graham, 
Patterson, Hickle, Forgey, Roberts, Craig, Ingram, Burton, Meek, Douglass, Davidson, 
Harris, Anderson, White, Berry, Clyburn, Foust, Yardly, Cassidie, Everette, Edmiston, 
Rickets, Carmichael, Thompson, Love, Magget, Mitchel, Crawford, and several persons 
of colour. 

Mr. Eagleton was succeeded by Rev. William A. McCampbell, in April, 1832. Dur- 
ing this year there seems to have been a gracious revival and 31 names were added to 
the roll All of these were received "on examination." In the list are found the names 
of John S. Craig and John B. Meek, both of whom afterward became honored ministers 
of the gospel. There is at this point one item I would love to pass in silence, but it is 
the province of the historian to record facts, whether pleasing or otherwise. 

At a meeting of the Presbytery, April 3, 1833. "The Elders of Washington Church 
reported that the Rev. William A. McCampbell had preached regularly one-third of 
his time, for which service they had promised $42.00 and had paid $6.00. Whereupon 
it was resolved, that in the view of this Presbytery, the Church of Washington have 
been culpably negligent in the amount they have promised, and pa-'d, for the support 
of the gospel. Surely a church consisting of 140 members could raise more than 
$42.00, if they valued the gospel and its ordinances. And we do recommend to that 
church to consider whether they are not offending God and grieving His Holy Spirit 
by such negligence, and that a copy of this minute be laid before the Session of that 
church by Mr. Meek, their representative." 

We are not surprised now to learn that Mr. McCampbell only remained one year 
longer in charge of the church. 


He was succeeded by Rev. James S. Rea, who was ordained April 3. 1834. and 
about the same time took charge of Washington Church as Stated Supply. This re- 
lation only lasted one year, and we have nothing of importance to note during the time. 

We have come now to the first third of the century, and will note before passing 
the Ruling Elders who have served up to this time. Besides the five already mentioned 
in the early part of this paper, there are to be added for this period the names of 
Andrew McCampbell, Samuel Craig, Col. James Anderson, John Kain. Samuel 
McCampbell, Joseph Meek, "Red" James McCampbell, "Little" Jim McCampbell. and 
William Ingram. I am not able to tell just when any of these men were ordained or 
how long they served, but I find some of them representing their church in Presbytery 
at the following dates: 

Andrew McCampbell, 1816. 

Samuel Craig, 1822. 

Joseph Meek and James Anderson, 1823. 

John Kain, 1834. 

At the beginning of the year 1835, the Church entered upon a new era of its 
history. Rev. Gideon S. White, a native of the state of New Jersey, took charge of the 
church as Stated Supply. 

He had been ordained five years before and brought to the new work the strength 
of a vigorous and active manhood, fully consecrated to the service of his Lord. He 
had to begin with a Church with a membership of about 140 and a strong bench 
of Elders to support his efforts. For something more than 28 years he remained in 
■the place where he always felt he had been planted by God, and only went away when 
God called him to the enjoyment of the reward for labors abundant. Mr. White at 
first served Saint Paul and New Market churches in connection with Washington,^ 
giving to each one-third of his time. 

In 1843 a change was made by which Washington Church was to have his services 
for halt the time. The amount of the salary promised at that time was $114.50, of 
which, at the close of the year, $90.50 had been paid. 

In 1851 the salary promised was $152.05, and amount paid $154.08. 

Valuable records are missing from this period, but enough can be supplied to 
show that the pastorate of Mr. White was a fruitful one. The first person received 
into the Washington Church under his pastorate was Mrs. Jlary E. White, May 25, 
1835. She joined by certificate and was the pastor's wife. 

During the entire period he welcomed more than 400 persons to this church alone, 
and nearly all of them joined upon profession of their faith in Jesus Christ. 

While there were additions at nearly every communion service, there were several 
years of special revival interest and ingathering. 

In 1840 there were 21 additions; in 1842 there were 24, and in 1844 the number 
was 27. In 1851 the accessions reached 37, and four years later 45 names were added. 
In 1858 the additions were 35 and in 1860 there were 20. 

I have heard that at these meetings when workers were needed that the Christian 
mothers sometimes put their small children in the old roomy pulpit, where they were 
securely shut in, and then went themselves among the inquirers to instruct them in 
the way of life. 1 have also heard that these mothers in Israel sometimes shouted to 
the praise of God when some loved one was converted. I do not wonder if such 
were true. 

There was one thing remarkable about the congregation during these years. The 
families were greatly blessed in babies and these were faithfully presented for bap- 
tism, as the records will indicate. In the report to Presbytery, .-Vpril 1, 1851. the total 
membership was given as 136. and infant baptism 25. The following year 16 adults 
and 9 infant baptisms are reported. During the next two years 18 more of the little 
ones were brought into covenant relation in the church. 

The last time Mr. White performed the beautiful rite of infant baptism was 
May 24, 1863, when he baptised Samuel Alexander Cole, Joseph Meek McCampbell, 
Alexander Frelinghuysen Thompson, Hester More McCampbell and Rebecca Eliza- 
beth Stoffle. 

It may be asked what were the special organizations within the church during 
that period. There was no young people's society, no woman's aid society or mission- 
ary society tor women or men. There was, from an early date, a good Sunday School 
but of this I can not tell much, since the records are not available. Hut there is one 
organization of which 1 wish to speak, and that is the ".Mothers' Meetings" which were 
held from house to house. How often I do not know, but from Mrs. James .McCamp- 
bell, I have the fact. She says she well remembers meetings, and that her 
mother, Mrs. White, was asked to get the names of all the baptized children of the 
church who were not yet communicants, and have them ready at the meeting to be 
held at her house. Mrs. McCampbell was then a young girl and was curious to know 
what was to be done with those names, so when the meeting began she climbed up b.\ 
a window outside and saw .Xunt Hetsy McCampbell spread out the long list before her 


and then she heard her pray for them one by one and ask that God would speedily 
convert them and save them from sin. She says she was greatly impressed when she 
heard her own name and that of her brother, sisters and friends. A more potent 
factor in church history than this has not been recorded, and the effect followed as 
might have been anticipated. 

The last meeting of the Session which was presided over by Mr. White was held 
in the church September 6, 1862, at which time Elder S. D. Cole was appointed to 
attend the meeting of Presbytery to be held in Maryville, September 19. Mr. Cole at 
that meeting met Rev. W. H. Lyle, then a licentiate of the Presbytery, and engaged 
him to come and assist Mr. White as pastor, his health being then so feeble that he 
was no longer able to perform the arduous work. 

It was understood that Mr. White should now do as he pleased. If at any time 
he felt able to preach he should do so, otherwise Mr. Lyle would do the preaching. I 
do not know that Mr. White ever preached again, I rather think not. He died July 
27, 1863, and Mr. Lyle continued in charge of the church until 1866. Although the 
time of his service was that of the great Civil War, yet it was one of great spiritual 
blessing. In 1865 one of the greatest revivals in the history of the church was ex- 
perienced, resulting in 5.5 additions to the membership of the church, a large pro- 
portion of whom were the baptized children of the church. The record is a seal to 
the faithfulness of a covenant keeping God, and at the same time a tribute to those 
mothers who thought it worth while to assemble together and pray by name for their 
children already given in covenant to God. Give us more such mothers' meetings and 
there will be more joy over saved boys and girls, and less regret over children gone, 

One thing that impresses me as I scan the records of these years of the Civil 
strife, 1861-1865, not one thing is recorded to indicate that there was any divisions, 
any strife, any unpleasantness, even, in Washington Church. Indeed, from the church 
records you could never tell that the country had been involved in a bloody war. 

Before passing to the last period of our history, let me mention the Ruling Elders 
who were chosen and ordained during the middle period: 

Preston J. Lee, ordained prior to April 8, 1841, at which time he represented 
the church in Presbytery. 

Hugh F. Crawford, ordained prior to 1851, and serving continuously till his death, 
July 14, 1885. 

James C. Sawyers, ordained 1858. 

Sampson D. Cole, ordained 1858; died April 20, 1874. 

William E. A. Meek, ordained 1858; resigned and moved to Kansas, 1872. 

J. J. A. Thompson, ordained 1859; died July 4, 1890. 

The church at the close of this period had about reached the height of its pros- 
perity. There was reported, April, 1866. 188 members. The Reciprocal report of the 
same date stated that the church had paid Rev. W. H. Lyle $319 for one-half of his 
time for the year 1865. 

Mr. Lyle closed his labors with the church December 30, 1865. 

The Third — and final — period of this history, begins January 1, 1866. when Rev. E. 
N. Sawtell took charge of the work as Stated Supply. His term of service was seven 
years. There were additions on profession of faith nearly every year, but no marked 
revival occurred during his service. On the other hand the roll of the church was 
revised and names of members long absent dropped, thus reducing the membership so 
that April 1, 1871, only 154 names were reported to Presbytery. 

About this time, also, the removals became more numerous. Indeed, from this 
time on a stream has flown out, most of the time a little larger than that which 
flowed in. 

The first record I find to indicate the number in the Sunday School is in the 
statistical report of April 21, 1867, when the whole number is given as 50. One year 
later the Sunday School membership was reported as 65. Again, two years later, at 
100, and April 9, 1871, the last year of the first term of service by Mr. Sawtell, at 125. 

Rev. E. N. Sawtell was succeeded by Rev. Ebenezer S. Heron in the early part of 
1872, continuing seven years. In the first year of his pastorate there was a gracious 
revival, and 40 persons were welcomed, upon profession of faith In Christ, into the 
communion of the church. Among the names of those who joined at this time are some 
who are prominent in the church today, and others who are in churches in the city. 
During this pastorate, in the year 1874. the present church edifice was built. This is 
spoken of by the members as the "New Church." and is a frame structure 36x72 feet, 
shingle roof, erected at a cost of $3,100, of which the "Board of Church Erection," 
New York City, contributed a generous amount. 

In 1877 Mr. Heron was assisted in evangelistic services by Rev. Nathan Bachman, 
and the church was greatly quickened. Some old difficulties between church members 
were blotted out and a large number of accessions made. 

Dr. J. E. Alexander's "History of the Synod of Tennessee" says there were 40 
additions this year, but from the records of the Session we can only make out 29. 

Notwithstanding the large number of additions to the membership during Mr. 


Heron's term of service, there were reported at its close only 100 communicants. The 
church was constantly losing its substantial members by removal. It was during this 
time, in the year 1872, that the Kansas Colony, from which the church of Dillon was 
formed, withdrew. 

In 1880 and 1881 Rev. James B. Porter had charge of the church as Stated Supply 
and the church was blessed with an ingathering of about 20 members during the 
former year. 

Rev. C. C. Hembre was Stated Supply for the six months closing December 31. 

In the spring of 1882 the Session again asked Rev. E. N. Sawtell to take charge 
of the church as Stated Supply, which he did, remaining with the church two years 
this time, making the entire time that he filled the pulpit to be nine years. From 
September, 1884, to April, 1885, the pulpit was again vacant: at this time the services 
of William C. Broady, a student, were secured for four months, the time of his 

Rev. William C. Clemens was Stated Supply from April. 1886, till October 3. 1886. 
when he resigned to accept the Chair of Greek in Greeneville and Tusculum College. 
The last two named, I believe, were both grandsons of Joseph Broady, one of the 
original Ruling Elders in 1802. 

Rev. David A. Heron became Stated Supply in 1888 and on May 4, 1889, he was 
installed pastor. In the call to Mr. Heron, the church promises to pay him the sum 
of two hundred and twenty-five dollars in regular quarterly payments during the time 
of his continuing their regular pastor. 

This relation was dissolved by Presbytery, January 2.5, 1891. much to the regret 
of the congregation, to allow Mr. Heron to accept a call to the Glendale Church, 
Presbytery of Cincinnati. 

On June 1, of the same year. Rev. Edgar C. Mason became Stated Supply, con- 
tinuing till January 24, 1894, when his resignation was accepted and he removed to the 
Presbytery of Kingston to take charge of the Bethel Church. Kingston, Tenn. 

There was no regular pulpit supply for the greater part of 1894. About the first 
of May, 1895, James L. Jewell, a licentiate of Holston Presbytery, began to preach to 
the Washington Church for one-half of his time. This continued for 18 months when 
Mr. Jewell returned to the Seminary to complete his Theological course. After this 
time the Rev. P. M. Bartlett, D. D., preached twice a month until his death, October 
22, 1901. His son, William T.. Bartlett, a theological student, took up his father's work 
and carried it on in a very satisfactory manner until September 15. 1902, when he 
resigned to resume his studies in the theological seminary. 

During the one hundred years, eighteen ministers have served the church, and of 
this eighteen only two, so far as I can tell, were installed pastors. These two were 
Rev. Isaac Anderson, November 26, 1802, and Rev. David A. Heron. May 4, 1S89. Three 
of the number served six months or less, and one. Rev. Gideon S. White, more than 
28 years. 

The Elders of the last period, 1866-1902, were: 

William A. Anderson, ordained October 17, 1874. 

Byron Burton, ordained October 17. 1874. 
. S. V. Stoffel, ordained June 27, 1880. 

William M. Harris, ordained June 27, 1880. 

John B. M. Roberts, oi'dained June 27. 1880. 

William P. Roberts, ordained October 11. 1891. 

Charles G. Thompson, ordained October 11, 1891. 

J. N. Morton, installed May 4, 1902. 

There have been in all 29 Ruling Elders, some of whom have had a long term of 
service extending over a period of about 40 years. 

The first Deacons were elected in 1870, and were R. N. Roberts and Byron Burton. 
If they were ordained, the records fail to note the fact. The subsequent Deacons are: 

Samuel K. Harris, ordained October 17, 1874. 

Franklin Roberts, ordained October 17, 1874. 

J. Harvey Smith, ordained October 17. 1874. 

G. S. Anderson, date of ordination unknown. 

C. G. Thompson, ordained December 14. 1890. 

William F. Roberts, ordained December 14, 1890. 

A. F, Thompson, ordained May 4. 1902. 

James Cole, ordained May 4. 1902. 

During the past 20 years, which we have so hurriedly passed over, there has 
been no general revival. The number received into the church in that time has been 
a little less than 100. The whole number of communicants al present is 85, or a net 
loss of 15 in these last 20 years. The best that 1 can determine from the rolls as they 
now are, 1 think that the total number who have been connected with the Washington 
Church is between 1,000 and 1,200. 



Three churches have been organized from the Washington Church. The first one 
was Spring Place, organized 1842 by Rev. Gideon S. White, then pastor at Washington. 
Nearly, if not quite, the entire membership of this new church was drawn from the 
mother church. The Spring Place Church has lived and has a splendid history of its 
own, now numbering just about as many in its communion as Washington. 

The second to be organized from members of this church was Mount Carmel, 
October 27, 1860. This enterprise drew, at the time of its organization, 32 members 
from the old church. The life of this church was not a long one. The cause of its 
death seems to have been the bitterness engendered during the strife of 1861-186."). 
April 10, 1S6.5, four of the former members of that church came back to the old church 
and by act of the Session were received without letters, as there was no existing 
Session at Mount Carmel. 

The third organization was formed at Dillon, Kansas, entirely, I have been told, 
from members drawn from the old church. Most of these were dismissed by letter, 
March 17, 1872, and included Mrs. Mary E. White, Mrs. Mary H. Meek, T. Luann Meek, 
Margaret E. Meek, Joseph A. Roberts, G. C. Sawtell, A. J. J. White, and Ruling Elder 
William E. A. Meek. 

There is another church which is either a daughter or a granddaughter of the old 
church, viz: Shannondale, organized November, 1886. It drew quite a number of mem- 
bers from both Washington and Spring Place, and is quite largely composed of families 
originally connected with Washington. 

Shannondale has had a vigorous growth and is now stronger than either of its 
maternal ancestors. 

The Bell Avenue Church, Knoxville, has at least four families from the old 
church. Knoxville, 4th, has equally as many; indeed, there is hardly a Presbyterian 
Church in the city of Knoxville but has drawn more or less from Washington. 


The church at large has been enriched by the gifts of Washington to the gospel 

Rev. John McCampbell, ordained February 13, 1807, died September 28, 1858. For 
47 years pastor of Hopewell Church, Dandridge. 

Rev. Abel Pearson, ordained November 12, 1820. 

Rev. William A. McCampbell, date of ordination unknown. 

Rev. William C. Graves, ordained October 14, 1840. 

Rev. John S. Craig, ordained April 3, 1840. 

Rev. Isaac B. Ricketts, licensed August 9, 1840. 

Rev. John B. Meek, ordained April 27, 1851. 

Rev. Benjamin Lee, licensed April 20, 1871. 

Rev. G. S. W. Crawford, ordained April 17, 1875. 

Rev. William E. B. Harris, ordained April, 1880. 

Thus it will be seen that the church has sent out young men tor each decade to 
proclaim God's saving truth to a lost world. Some of these have had long and useful 
ministries. One, Rev. W. H. Smith, has been preaching more than fifty years, and 
still earnestly preaches the Gospel and does it with great joy. He is here today to 
enjoy this happy occasion. 


Washington Church has done a good part in supplying men for the liberal pro- 
fessions. Doctors, lawyers, and teachers are among her honorable sons. Maryville 
College has been given three literary professors: 

1. Prof. John S. Craig, elected September 3, 1840, and served till 1861, when the 
school closed on account of the war. 

2. Prof. G. S. W. Crawford, elected Professor of Mathematics in 187.'i, and served 
till his death, February, 1890. 

3. Prof. Gaines S. Roberts served as Instructor in Latin during the terms of 1889- 
1890 and 1890-1891, and Professor of Latin 1891-1892. Died July 14, 1892. 

A very large number have passed to the Great Beyond. "They rest from then- 
labors and their works do follow with them." Their bodies, many of them, sleep in 
yonder quiet resting place till the resurrection. The care for their resting places and 
the ministries of love for the living and the labor for souls has been commuted to you, 
their descendants and ancestors. Methinks 1 can hear some voice like that of Paul 
crying out, "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust — Grace be with 
thee. Amen!" 





A great-grandson of Colonel John Sawyers. Member of the Tennessee Legislature 
for two terms, 1886 and 1888, from Knox County. A Republican in politics. 

A great-great-grandson of Colonel John Sawyers. Member of Tennessee Legislature 
Lower House, elected at State Election. November, 191:2. A Republican in politics. 
His illustrious great-great-grandfather. Colonel John Sawyers, served in the second 
and third Legislatures of Tennessee. 



Comrades, how befitting that we meet today. 
And lift tjtxe voice of praise, commingled with mourning 

O'er the gallant form that lays 
In death's cold, silent slumber; 
Where his now immortal name 
Shines o'er the world in splendor from the 

Highest reach of fame. 

Yes, dead; the greatest cavalier the world ever gave 
Now sleeps the soldier's sleep of death 

Within a hero's grave. 
Then let us not stand idly 
As though our lips were dumb. 
When comes a wave of sadness from our Nation's 

MulTled drum. 
Which beats the soldier's exit from the fields of 

Earth's renown 
Willie he laid aside his armor (o receive a 

Victor's crown. 


Let us swell the sound of plaudit 

Till in every distant clime 

Still sounding on forever through 

The corridors of Time, 
His fame may stand a beacon o'er the 

Highways of the world, 
Where the flag of human kindness 

In its glory is unfurled. 

Though poor and weak, the highest praise 

Which mortals can bestow, 
Compared with his great record, now bequeathed 

To us below. 
On History's proudest page, shines through 

Earth's extended day 
Nor feel oblivion's wasting blood 

Through the inroads of decay. 

Roll back a score or more of years 

And view him fearless ride 
To cheer his charging squadron on 

That struggled at his side. 
And see his sw^ord like lightning flash 

Amid the storm's strong breath 
Far in front light up the way 

To victory or death. 

And watch those lines in battle close 

In war's most frightful form. 
And hear the clashing sabres meet 

In death's relentless storm. 
Yea, feel the shock of battle wreck 

And list their captain's cry 
As gallantly he leads them on to 

Win the day or die. 
And hear our country's wild acclaim 

Ss victory's glorious star 
Beams forth, as did old Bethlehem, 

With tidings from afar. 

Though now his sword lies scabbarded 

In long and peaceful rest. 
Nor feels again that gallant hand 

Which oft its hilt had pressed. 
No more can bugle clarion note 

Nor charging squadron tread 
Call back our hero chieftan 

From the precincts of the dead. 

And though his days on earth are done. 

His fame, his deeds are ours; 
Our nation bends above his tomb 

To deck with fragrant flowers 
The silent mound, which wraps his clay 

In deep and dreamless sleep. 
Where patriot pilgrims, ages hence. 

Will often come to weep. 
And let adoring hearts draw near 

The almost sacred sod, 
Where Sheridan reposes 

In the keeping of his God. 

Bv request, the above was composed and delivered by Joseph C. "^^'s- ^^^"^^. \^(f 
Reunion of the Blues and the Greys held in Chattanooga. Tennessee Septembe. 20, 
1889 at which time he was serving a term in the Tennessee Legislature. 




The crowd came early, for the morning was fine. 

And the sun shone bright with its loveliest shine. 

The match was made up, every choice had been taken. 

Fresh beef was the prize — no rancid old bacon. 

The ground was selected — the old quarter track — 

Off from the main road, but a little w-ays back; 

The old country road, skirting woodland and hill, 

Which passed by Shell's Schoolhouse and Graveses' old i 

The judges were chosen, and as chief referee. 

Bill Peterson set up the boards at the tree. 

Sol DeVault and Jake Harris along about then 

At most of these matches were the principal men; 

Jo Slagle, Nick Gibbs, and a few lesser lights 

In the art of fine shooting, stood up for their rights; 

But on Harris and Sol the big betting was done. 

For both were most excellent shots with the gun. 

The bets were all placed — each backing his man — 

The distance was stepped and the shooting began. 

Jake Harris laid down with commendable grace, 

.And pulled his long rifle close up to his face; 

Looked long through the sights at the little square spot. 

The center he usually used when he shot; 

Then springing the triggers spoke measurably loud. 

So as to be heard by the whole of the crowd: 

"I'll bet a new dollar 'ginst any man's dime. 

I'll laud her close up to the center this time." 

He'd such faith in himself, and expressed the belief. 

That he'd win every shot and capture the beef. 

Yes, the whole living beef. hoof, tallow and hide. 


And drive it straight home to his Betty with pride. 

But Sol DeVault, with a wiiili of his eye, 

Let those plainly know who were standing near by, 

That all the Harrises, Sam, Jehy and Jake, 

In a match where he shot not a "quarter" could take. 

"This braggin' an' shootin', I'll tell you, by jings, 

Whar I'm in the match ar' quite diherent things; 

I'll show Jakey Harris, before we get through. 

Whose tech of the trigger is certainly true; 

An' arter this match Il'l jest bet my ole nag. 

He'll never be heerd 'bout this shootin' to brag." 

Sol well knew his power to "draw a fine bead" 

Was success of itself, and was bound to succeed. 

While he was thus railing his crusade of squibs 

There rang the clear accents of "long Billy Gibbs:" 

"Hush up your fool braggin', you long-winded sot, 

Keep yo' tongue to yo'self, till Harris has shot; 

My dogs, if turned loose on a hot-scented track 

Wouldn't make as much fuss, not the whole of the pack." 

Sol turned in derision when Harris's gun 

Rang out, and the crowd started forth on his run; 

But Peterson snatched up the board from the tree. 

And hollered loud, for he plainly could see: 

"He's drove the whole center, I'll be d — d if he ain't. 

As shore as ole Peter was ever a sainti" 

Harris, laughing, remarked, when he heard what he'd done: 

"Didn't 1 tell ye, I G — d, that this trusty old gun, 

When 1 was lookin' along through the sight, 

Al'ays hunted the center, an' landed 'em right?" 

The laugh of his friends all approvingly roared. 

While shouted De'Vault: "Set up Solomon's board! ' 

'Twas plain, though, to see that his nerves were undone. 

By the news that came back from Harris's gun; 

And he laid down and shot, but missed the whole tree. 

For the judges no sign of his bullet could see. 

The shooting progressed, as it naturally would. 

Each marksman was doing the best that he could; 

And when they laid claim to a tie, or a draw — 

With perfect precision, by the aid of a straw — 

The judges would measure, and declare the result. 

When their friends in small groups would together consult. 

At once, it appeared, no power could prevent, 

A fracas from spoiling all friendly intent; 

For while they disputed over a very close tie. 

One judge, in plain English, gave the other the lie; 

When off went a coat, wholly covered with patches. 

As though it had witnessed a century's matches; 

And with his clenched fists swinging threat'ningly nigh. 

He swore that "he'd whip the d — d rascal or die!" 

But friends interfered, and though wildly he raged. 

Kind counsel prevailed, and his anger assuaged. 

Doc Rogers, just commencing the curing of ills. 

By mixing sound sense with his practice of pills. 

With Dan McCallum rode into the crowd, 

When some, still excited, cried .lust'ly and loud: 

"Come Dan, you and Doctor — we know you'll do right, 

Git down and decide it, and settle a fight." 

The difference was settled, and the shooters who won, 

Heard the verdict declared when the shooting was done. 

Four times, in this contest of marksmanship true. 

Did Harris drive the center effectually through. 

And by all who had shot (except Jake) in the match. 

One choice had been taken, "and that by a scratch." 

Will Harbison happened to get a shot in. 

The center to knock, and a "quarter" to win. 

So Jacob won the whole beef that day — 

The dun-colored heifer was driven aw-ay. 

And Harris spoke back as he passed, with a bow, 
"I guess Mr. Solly is satisfied now." 



Kind Reader: 
The Muse may be scoffed by the orthodox crew, 
By being profane, in a sentence or two; 
But hear her excuses before you decide. 
To fling her productions forever aside: 
She holds her own honor more precious than praise 
Which the orthodox creeds in approval might raise. 
If she would so mangle her story's true plan. 
And lie to gain plaudits from miscreant man: 
Ignoring the language she heard on that day 
From lips that are hushed in the silence of clay. 

A little explanation of tnis Shooting Match and the times in which it occurred 
will not be out of place. This poem was written between 18S5 and 1890, so that forty 
years would carry us back to between 1845 and 18.50. Graveston, Tennessee, is sixteen 
miles northeast of Knoxville on the Tazewell Pike, and as far back as early in the 
eighteenth century a country store has been maintained at this place. Daniel McCol- 
lum, the father of James R. McCoUum, sold goods at Graveston possibly ten or fifteen 
years. He moved away from there in 1847. James R. McCollum was born January 
25, 1839, at Graveston, and was a natural poet. This poem is so intimately connected 
with the Harris family, hence the propriety as a matter of history in using it. You 
will find in this poem reference to Jacob Harris, Jefferson Harris, Samuel Harris, and 
William D. Gibts. all of whom are found in the history. Horse racing and shooting 
matches for amusement were entered into by the young and middle aged men of East- 
ern Tennessee, and was one of the enjoyable sports of that day. 

James R. McCollum served as a Captain of Company D. 63rd Tennessee Infantry, 
C. S. A. He was a gallant soldier. He had many friends and relatives who espoused 
the Union cause and fought in the Union Army. When in his power, while he was 
serving as a Captain in the Confederate Army, he aided and assisted Union men and 
their families, regardless of the fact that their husbands and sons were in the Federal 
Army. At the close of the conflict he accepted the terms of surrender, returned to 
his native county, Knox, and became one of our wealthiest and most substantial citi- 
zens. Lived and died honored and respected by his own comrades and the comrades 
who served in the Union Army. His fraternity was of the highest type: more than 
once did he march in procession with Ed Maynard Post, No. 14, Grand Army of the 
Republic, to the National Cemetery on Decoration Day. He was frequently a welcome 
guest at the entertainments given by the Grand Army. During the exercises being 
held at Chilhowee Park by the Grand Army of the Republic about the year 1900. he 
recited the following poem: 

"To assemble as comrades from year to year 

Should continue as long as a vet'ran is here. 
For the day is not distant, and swiftly draws nigh. 

WTien each grizzled vet'ran beneath the blue sky 
AVill have fought his last fight, will have kindly been laid. 

To sleep his last sleep with the Silent Brigade. 
Then let us meet yearly, as comrades should do. 

And recount o'er our battles till the journey is through. 
Till tattoo '"s sounded and each vet'ran breast. 

Shall have passed to repose in eternity's rest; 
When our souls will have gained the great victory at last, 

While our deeds will remain as a page of the past." 



Jesse B. Roberts, a brother of Wal- 
ter S. Roberts, is a capitalist of Cleve 
land, Ohio. Served as a member of 
the Legislature of Ohio from Cuyahoga 
County in 1907. Has traveled exten- 
sively abroad; lives in Cleveland, O.; 
is a Baptist in religion, and a Demo- 
crat in politics. 

Walter S. Roberts, a lawyer, has at- 
tained a reasonable success at the 
bar. Has been prominent in public 
affairs in Knoxville, Tennessee, for 
twenty years. Is a great-grandson of 
Simon Harris and a grandson of Re- 
becca Harris Roberts. See page 94. A 
member of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Knoxville, and a Democrat 
in politics. 




T. B. Forgy was Captain of Com- 
pany B. 46th Indiana Infantry. This 
was one of the best fighting regiments 
serving in the Civil War from Indi- 
ana. It has a record of participating 
in 3S battles. There served under 
him si.\ of the Forgeys, namely: 

Dickinson J. Forgy, George W. 
Forgey, John D. Forgy, Eaton B. 
Forgy, Thomas C. Forgey, Andrew 
J. Forgey. 

The first four of these men are 
close realtives of Captain T. B. For- 
gy. Thomas C. and Andrew J. For- 
gey are cousins, but not so closely 
related as the others. 


The compiler, in searching old records of Knox County, finds tjiat 
James Forgey entered 500 acres of land" sixteen miles from Knoxville. in 1792, 
at which time it is presumed that he and his family occupied this entry. We 
find also that James Forgey had four sons, Hugh, Andrew. Alexander and 
James. Alexander Forgey married Elizabeth Sawyers. James Forgey mar- 
ried Mary Mitchell. :\Iary :\Iitchell was born ]\larch 16, 1809; died December 
20, 1830;' aged 39 years. ' James Forgey died .March U, 1843; aged 59 years. 
To this union the following children were horn: 

1. Stewart R. Forgy,1)orn Dec. 30, 1809; died Nov. 20, 1847. 

2. Sarah Forgy, biorn Sept. 28, 1811, 

3. John A. Forgy, born April 25, 1813. 

4. William i\I. Forgv, horn Feb. 9, 1815. 

5. Margaret V. Forgv, born Sept. 10, 1817; died Nov. 27, 1890, 

6. James Forgv, born Feb. 9, 1820; died Aug. 11, 1882, 

7. Joel N. Forgv, born Feb, 9, 1822; died June 16, 1894, 

8. Mary Forgy, born Nov. 14, 1824; died Julv. 1855. 

9. Rachel Forgy, born :\larch 2. 1827. 

James Forgey 's family emigrated to Dayton, Ohio, .just wiien is nut 
known. It is presuimed that the mother, Mary ]\Iitclull, is buried at Wasliing- 
ton Church. If the father died in Knox County, he also is buried at Washing- 
ton Church. Captain T, R. Forgy is a son of Stewart R, Forgy, and lives in 
the city of Omaha, Neb. 

It will be observed from the rccui-d of tlii.s I'ainily that they are closely 
identified in kinship to llie .Mrxandcr Foi-gcy rainily. llciici' the propriety 
in using it in this Ilistorv. 



The Battle of King's Mountain was of great importance in gaining our independ 
ence. The men who participated in this battle came from three distinct settlements, 
namely Campbell with his four hundred (400) men from Washington County. Va.; 
Shelby with his two hundred and forty (240) men from Sullivan County. Tenn.; and 
Sevier with his tw^o hundred and forty (240) men from the Watauga Settlements. 
These three settlements, however, were all connected; the Virginia settlement coming 
down and connecting with the Tennessee settlements. 

The victory achieved at King's Mountain by these men has been cherished by 
their descendants, and it is my desire to perpetuate, as tar as possible, the memory 
of this important event. 

All Tennesseans who are descendants of these heroes of King's Mountain point 
with pride to the part their ancestors took in this battle. At the time this battle 
was fought. Lord Cornwallis had full possession of North and South Carolina, and was 
pushing his forces under Major Ferguson up to the foot of the mountains, and was 
threatening this peaceful Watauga settlement. In fact, he had sent word to them that he 
was coming over the mountain to destroy them. We must remember this Watauga 
Settlement and the settlement in Sullivan County, were at this time only about ten 
years old. These men had been gathering together for these ten years, and they were 
only occasionally molested by the Indians. It is a mistakn idea that these settlements 
were a refuge for criminals, and the lawless, and those who were trying to escape 
their debts. On the other hand, they were men of the highest type of civilization. 
Quoting from John Sevier: 

"Finding ourselves on the frontier and being apprehensive that, for want of 
a proper legislature, we might become a shelter for such as endeavor to defraud their 
creditors; considering also the necessity of recording deeds, wills, and doing other 
public business, we, by consent of the people, formed a court for the purposes above 
mentioned, taking, by desire of our constituents, the Virginia laws for our guide, so 
near as the situation of affairs would permit. This was intended for ourselves, and 
was done by consent of every individual." 

It will be remembered that there has been much controversy, at times, in the 
not very distant past, as to when, where and by whom the first declaration of free and 
independent government was made and entered into on this continent, some claiming 
that Mecklenburg, North Carolina, was the place, its citizens the people, and May, 
177.5, the date; others asserting the association formed for Kentucky "under the great 
elm tree outside the fort at Boonsboro" — this also in 1775 — was the first. I propose 
to show that neither of these associations, declarations or formations of government 
was the first "free and independent government" established on this continent; but 
that this honor belongs to the settlers on the Watauga. Haywood, in his History of 
Tennessee, (page 41) says: "In 1772 (May) the settlement on the Watauga, being 


without government, formed written associations and articles for their conduct. They 
appointed five commiEsioners. a majority of whom was to decide all matters of con- 
troversy, and to govern and direct for the common good in other respects." 

Thus these sturdy men, our ancestors, were not only pioneers on the frontiers of 
civilization, but in local self-government, law, order and the representative sovereign- 
ity of all the people. 

As has been said, Ferguson had threatened to come over and molest this peaceful 
settlement of Watauga. This threat was all that these sturdy patriots wanted. Sevier 
went to work and communicated with Campbell, and in a few days there assembled 
at Watauga this entire force of SSO men. It must be remembered that McDowell had 
been pushed over the mountain with 60 or SO men. He and his men were also with 
this force. It is said that on Sunday, September 23, 17S0, the men composing this 
force were assembled upon the grounds now occupied by the Soldiers' Home at John- 
son City, Tennessee. It is recorded in history that Rev. Jtr. Doak, a Presbyterian 
minister, preached a sermon to these men on that day. This entire force spent Mon- 
day and Tuesday at Sycamore Shoals, preparing for the march to King's Mountain. 
These men were mostly armed with Dechard Rifles (this rifle was remarkable for 
the precision and distance of its shot. It was generally three feet six inches long, 
weighed about seven pounds, and ran about seventy bullets to the pound of lead), in 
the use of which they were expert alike against Indians and beasts of the forests, they 
regarded themselves the equals of Ferguson and his practiced riflemen and musket- 
eers. They were little encumbered with baggage— each with a blanket, a cup by his 
side with which to quench his thirst from the mountain streams, a wallet of pro- 
visions, the latter principally of parched corn meal, mixed, as it generally was, with 
maple sugar, making a veiy agreeable repast, and withal full of nourishment. An 
occasional skillet was taken along for a mess, in which to warm up in water their 
parched meal and cook such wild or other meat as fortune should throw in their way. 
The horses, of course, had to pick their living, and were hoppled out of nights to keep 
them from straying away. A few beeves were driven along the rear for subsistence, 
lut impeding the rapidity of the march, they were abandoned after the first day's 
journey. Eaily on the 2i5th cf September the little army was ready to take up its 
1-ne of march over the mountains and through forests and the Rev. Samuel Doak, the 
pioneer clergyman of the Watauga settlements being present, invoked, before their 
departure, the Divine piotection and guidance, accompanied with a few stirring 
remarks befitting the occasion, closing with the Bible quotation, "The Sword of the 
Lord and of Gideon;" when the sturdy Scotch-Irish Presbyterians around him, clothed 
in their tidy hunting shirts and leaning upon their rifles in an attitude of respectful 
attention, shouted in patriotic acclaim: "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon." 

Then mounting their horses, for the most of them were provided with hardy 
animals, they commenced their long and diflScult march. The sparse settlements of 
this frontier had never before seen assembled together a concourse of people so 
immense and so evidently agitated by great excitement. The wife and the sister were 
there, and with a suppressed sigh, witnessed the departure of husband and brother. 
And there, too, were the heroic mothers, with a mournful, but noble pride, to take a 
fond farewell to their gallant sons. The large mass of the assembly were volunteer 
r'flemen, clad in the homespun of their wives and sisters, and wearing the hunting- 
shirt so characteristic of the backwoods soldiery, a4|d not a few of them the mocca- 
sins of their own manufacture. A few of the officers were better dressed, but all in 
citizens' clothing. All were completely wrapped in the absorbing subject of the Rev- 
olutionary struggle, then approaching its acme, and threatening the homes and families 
of the riiountaineers themselves. Never did mountain recess contain within it a 
loftier or a more enlarged patriotism — never a cooler or more determined courage. 

Sycamore Shcals is a tew miles east of the present town of Johnson City, Tenn., 
en the Watauga River. From this point to the battle ground of King's Mountain is 
about 22."> miles. 

We will not attempt to follow these men upon each day's march. This force was 
joined at the south foot of the mountain by Colonel Cleveland and Colonel Winston, 
with about 300 or 400 men. Some few on horseback, tut the moi^t on foot, and all 
ready to find and fight the enemy. The sec; nd day was a wet day, so much so that 
they did not march, but a council was held during th-'s day lo select a leader. Colonel 
Campbell, of 'Virginia, having the largest number of troops, was selected as their 

This army at this time was one of the most peculiar little armies on the face of 
(he earth. Not a commissioned officer, not a surgeon, not a chaplain, not a commis- 
sary, not a quartermaster, but a positive, individual army, each man determined upon 
a definite i)urpose. On Wednesday, October 4th, (he riflemen had advanced to Gilbert 
Town. At the Cowpens, Colonel Hambright and Major Chronicle and Colonel Williams, 
with the Soudi Carolina troops, jointd them. It was now Friday morning. There was 
at this lime from twelve to fifteen hundred men all told. Many of their horses had 
become weakened and not able (o push march, and many were on foot. It was decided 


to cull out all the good horses, and when done they found they had 910. Orders were 
given for the men to mount. Prom this point to the battle ground of King's Mountain 
was about twenty miles. Before night a heavy rain set in and continued all night 
and up till twelve o'clock on Saturday, the 7th, when the rain teased and the sun 
shone out brightly, and nature seemed to smile upon the enterprise at hand. At 
twelve o'clock on Saturday they were within three or four miles of the enemy. When 
within a mile of the battle ground an express from Ferguson was arrested, upon 
whom was found a despatch to Lord Cornwallis, urging him to send immediate rein- 
forcements and stating the number under his command; and that he was securely 
encamped on a hill which, in honor of his majesty, he had named King's Mountain, 
and that if all the rebels out of hell should attack him, they could not drive him 
trom it. The contents of the despatch, with the exception of the number of the 
enemy, were read to the riflemen. It was determined to march at once upon the enemy 
and decide the conflict without further rest or refreshment. Each man was ordered 
to "tie up his overcoat and blanket, throw the priming out of his pan, pick his touch- 
hole, prime anew, examine his bullets, and see that everything was in readiness for 
battle." While this was being done, the officers agreed upon the general plan for 
attack, which was to surround the eminence and make a simultaneous assault upon 
every part of the camp. The men were soon in their saddles, the march resumed, 
their pace quickened and they rode in a gallop within view of Camp Ferguson. A 
close examination of the ground and the position of the enemy demonstrated the feasi- 
bility of the plan of attack already concerted by the officers. More minute arrange- 
ments were made immediately and carried into execution. It was decided that the 
troops commanded by Winston, McDowell, Sevier, Shelby and Campbell, being some- 
thing more than half of the whole number of the assailants, after trying their horses, 
should file to the right and pass the mountain nearly out of reach of the enemy's guns, 
and continue around it until they should meet the rest of the troops encircling the 
mountain on its other side, led by Hambright and Chronicle and followed by Cleve- 
land and Williams; after which each command was to face the front, raise the Indian 
whoop, and advance upon the enemy. Accordingly the troops moved forward, and 
passing up a ravine between two rocky knolls, came in full view of the enemy's camp 
above them, and about one hundred poles in front. Here they dismounted and, having 
tied their horses, left a small guard with them. The right wing or column was led by 
Winston and Sevier, the left by Cleveland and Williams: the center was composed of 
Campbell's men on the right and Shelby's men on the left. In this order each officer 
having formed his ranks, led off at the same time to the position assigned him, under 
pilots selected from Colonel Williams' men, who were familiar with the ground. On its 
march around the mountain the right column discovered that there were two gaps in 
the ridge at the enemy's left flank — one about twenty poles from it, the other fifty. 
It was decided to pass through the latter. About the time they entered it, the enemy 
began to fire upon them. The fire at first did not attract attention, until some of 
Shelby's men being wounded, that officer and McDowell determined to return fire, 
and before they had crossed the ridge, broke off towards the enemy, through the 
nearest gap to his camp, and discharged their rifles with great effect. The rest of 
the column under Campbell ascended the mountain and poured in a deadly fire upon 
the enemy posted upon its summit. The firing became so heavy as to attract the 
attention of Ferguson, who immediately brought up a part of his regulars from the 
other end of his line, and a bri* charge was made upon the American right by the 
■British regulars and some of the^ tories. This charge pushed McDowell. Shelby and 
Campbell down the mountain. At this moment the left column under Hambright, 
Chronicle, Cleveland and Williams had driven in the enemy's picquets at the other 
extrem'ty of the encampment, and advancing up the mountain, poured a well directed 
fire upon the enemy protected here by their wagons and some slight defences, and 
commanded by Ferguson himself. Dupoister, his second in command, was immedi- 
ately recalled, ordered into line on top of the ridge, and directed to make a charge 
with all the regulars upon the Americans at that end of the encampment. On his 
passage to the relief of Ferguson, Dupoister received a galling fire from the South 
Carolinians under Williams. The regulars were soon rallied, made a desperate charge 
and drove the riflemen to the foot of the hill. Here Major Chronicle fell. In the 
meantime the recall of Dupoister from the charge at the other extremity of the 
mountain gave the appearance there of a retreat on the part of the enemy, and the 
men under Shelby, McDowell and Campbell, having recovered from the slight disor- 
ganization produced by the first charge, rallied to the pursuit. The cry was raised— 
"Huzza, boys, they are retreating; come on!" They advanced with great firmness 
up the hill, almost to the line of the encampment, and for some time maintained a 
deadly conflict with the tory riflemen. Ferguson, as before, decided to resort again 
to the bayonet. But the marksmen had so thinned the ranks of the regulars that the 
expedient was adopted of trimming the handles of the butcher knives and adapting 
them to the muzzles of the tory rifles, and of thus using them in the charge. With the 


number of his bayonets thus enlarged Dupoister returned to his first position and 
made another charge. It was short and feeblv executed, and the regulars returned 
within their lines. 

About this time the front of the two American columns had met and the army 
of Ferguson was surrounded by the riflemen. Their firing became incessant and gen- 
eral in all quarters, but especially at the two ends of the enemy's lines. Sevier pressed 
against its centre, and was charged upon by the regulars. The conflict here became 
stubborn, and drew to it much of the enemy's force. This enabled Shelby and Camp- 
bell to reach and hold the crest of the mountain. 

On all sides now the fire was brisk and deadly, and the charges with the bayonet, 
though less vigorous, were frequent. In all cases where the enemy charged the Ameri- 
cans on one side of the hill, those on the other thought he was retreating, and advanced 
near to the summit. But in all these movements, the left of Ferguson's line was 
gradually receding, and the American's were plying their rifles with terrible effect. 
Ferguson was still in the heat of battle: with characteristic coolness and daring, he 
ordered Captain Dupoister to reinforce a position about one hundred yards distant, 
with his regulars; but before they reached it they were thinned too much by the 
American rifles to render any effectual support. He then ordered his cavalry to 
mount, with a view of making a desperate onset at their head. But these only pre- 
sented a better mark for the rifles, and fell as fast as they mounted their horses. 
He rode from one end of the line to the other, encouraging the men to prolong the 
conflict. With desperate courage he passed from one exposed point to another of 
equal danger. He carried in his wounded hand a shrill sounding silver whistle, whose 
signal was universally known throughout the ranks, was of immense service through- 
out the battle, and gave a kind of ubiquity to his movements. 

But the Americans, having reached the top of the mountain, were gradually com- 
pressing the enemy, and the line of Ferguson's encampment was sensibly contracted. 
A flag was raised by the tories in token of surrender. Ferguson rode up to it and 
pulled it down. A second flag was raised at the other end of the line. He rode there, 
too, and cut it down with his sword. He was frequently admonished by Dupoister to 
surrender, but his proud spirit could not deign to give up to raw and undisciplined 
militia. 'When the second flag was cut down Dupoister renewed his admonition. To 
this he replied by declaring he would never surrender to such a damned set of banditti 
as the mountain men. These men, while they admired the unyielding spirit of Fergu- 
son, had noticed whenever his voice or whistle was heard the enemy were inspirited 
to another rally. They believed that while he survived his desperate courage would 
not permit a surrender. He fell soon after, and immediately expired. 

The forward move of the American column brought them to a level with the 
enemy's guns, which heretofore, in most instances, had overshot their heads. The 
horizontal fire of the regulars was now considerably fatal: but the rapid advance of 
the riflemen soon surrounded both them and the tories. who. being so closely crowded 
together and cooped up in a narrow space by the surrounding pressure of the Ameri- 
can troops, and fatally galled by their incessant fire, lost all hope from further resist- 
ance. Dupoister. who succeeded Ferguson in command, perceiving that further strug- 
gle was in vain, raised the white flag and exclaimed for quarter. .A general cessation 
of the American fire followed: but this cessation was not complete. Some of the 
young men did not know the meaning of a white flat others who did knew that flags 
had been raised before and quickly taken down.^^ielby hallooed out to them to 
throw down their guns, as all would understand that-^s a surrender. 

This was immediately done. The arms were now lying in front of the prisoners, 
without any orders how to dispose of them. Colonel Shelby, seeing the facility with 
which the enemy could resume their guns, exclaimed: "Good God! What can we do 
in this confusion?" "We can order the prisoners from their arms." said Captain 
Sawyers. "Yes." sa'd Shelby, "that can be done." The prisoners were accordingly 
marched to another place and there surrounded by a double guard. 

The battle of King's Mountain lasted about an hour, from three o'clock to four 
o'clock, p. m. The loss of the enemy was two hundred and twenty-five killed, one 
hundred and eighty wounded, seven hundred prisoners, fifteen hundred stands of arms, 
and a great many horses and wagons loaded with supplies, and booty of every kind, 
taken by the plundering tories from the wealthy whigs. The loss of the .Americans 
was thirty killed and about twice that number wounded. Of the former was Colonel 
Williams of South Carolina. He fell a victim to the true Palmetto spirit, and intem- 
perate eagerness for battle. Towards the close of the engagement he espied Ferguson 
riding near the line, and dashed toward him with a gallant determination of a personal 
encounter. "I will kill Ferguson, or die in the attempt!" exclaimed Williams, and 
spurring his horse in the direction of the enemy, received a bullet as he crossed their 
line. He survived until he heard that his antagonist was killed and his camp sur- 
rendered; and amidst the shouts of victory by his triumphant countrymen, said: "! 
die contented;" and with a smile uiion hi.^ cotintonance, expired. 
(From Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee.! 



In the confronting ranks was a very different class of men. Those from the 
Holston, under Canipbeli. were a peculiar people^somewhat of the character of Grom- 
well's soldiery. They were, almost to a man, Presbyterian. In their homes, in the 
Holston Valley, they were .settled on pretty compact congregations; quite tenacious 
of their religious and civil liberties, as handed down from father to son from their 
Scotch-Irish ancestors. Their preacher. Rev. Charles Cummins, was well fitted for 
the times; a man of piety and sterling patriotism, who constantly exerted himself to 
encourage his people to make every needed sacrifice, and to put forth every possible 
exertion in defense of the liberties of their country. They were a remarkable body. 
of men, both physically and mentally. Inured to frontier life, raised mostly in Augusta 
and Rockbridge Counties. Virginia, a frontier region in the French and Indian war? 
they early settled on the Holston, and were accustomed from their childhood to border 
life and hardships; ever ready at the tap of the drum to turn out on military service; 
if, in the busiest crop season, their wives, sisters and daughters could, in their 
absence, plant, sow and harvest. They were better educated than the most of frontier 
settlers, and had a more thorough understanding of the questions of issue between 
the colonies and their mother country. These men went forth to strike their country's 
foe, as did the patriarchs of old, feeling assured that the God of battles was with 
them, and that he would surely crown their efforts with success. They had no doubts 
nor fears. They trusted in God — and kept their powder dry. Such a thing as a 
coward was not known among them. How fitting it was that to such a band of men 
should have been assigned, by Campbell's own good judgment, the attack on Ferguson's 
choicest troops — his Provincial Rangers. It was a happy omen of success — literally 
the forlorn hope — the right men in the right place. 

The battle ground of King's Mountam is in York County, South Carolina, about 
three miles south of the North Carolina line. It is the beginning of a little mountain 
range running up into North Carolina some fifteen or twenty miles. It is about one 
hundred and fifty feet above the common level of the country. The north side and east 
end are very steep. The southwestern end gradually slopes to the top. It is about one 
hundred and fifty to two hundred feet wide at the widest point, at the northeastern 
end of the mountain, running to a narrow point at the southern end. The top of the 
mountain is almost level and the ground upon which the battle was fought is about 
one thousand feet in length. 

It was the good fortune of the compiler to be present at the dedication of the 
monument which heads this write-up, which occurred October 7, 1909, one hundred 
and twenty-nine years after the battle. This monument was erected by the Govern- 
ment; it is eighty-seven feet high and contains bronze tablets on which are the names 
of all the American soldiers who were killed and wounded in the battle of King's Moun- 
tain. The day of the dedication was an ideal day in the fall. There must have been 
over ten thousand people assembled upon and around the mountain that 
day. Services were held upon top of the mountain under the auspices of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution of Yorkville, S. C. The governors of North and South 
Carolina were present, as well as many distinguished citizens from those two states. 
The program consisted of songs J|d talks which occupied almost the entire day. The 
most impressive event of the djj^'as a few minutes before four o'clock in the after- 
noon, when upon top of this mountain, upon the very spot where the battle was fought 
and Ferguson fell, this vast audience sang, being led by the cornets of the band, the 
long meter doxology: 

"Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. 

Praise Him all creatures here below; 
Praise Him above ye heavenly host. 

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost." 




Rev. Edward Crawford. 

Rev. Alexander Crawford. 

Rev. Jno. S. Craig, D.D. 

Rev. Jno. Blackburn Meek. 

Rev. Wm. E. B. Harris. 

Rev. Eli N. Sawtell. ' 


John Henderson Sawyers. 
John S. Forgey. 
J. Cleve Harris. 
Walter S. Roberts. 
Harry S. Hall. 
John W. Coulton. 
D. R. N. Blackburn. 


Rev. Sam B. Sawyers. 
Rev. Gustavus M. Sawyers. 
Rev. L. Buford Sawyers. 
Rev. Samuel E. Betts. 
Rev. Samuel Long. 
Rev. John C. Runyan. 
'•'ev. Joseph A. McClel lan 

James Sawyers. M. D. 
J. H. Campbell. M. D. 
M. M. Harris, M. D., D.D.S. 
J. E. Sawtell, M. D. 
Jos. M. Lininger, D. D. S. 
A. L. Foster, M. D. 
A. E. Foster, M. D. 
J. J. Barr, M. D. 
J. Worth Smith, M. D. 
A. J. Forgey, M. D. 


Rev. John S. Coram. 
Rev. Thomas J. Coram. 
Rev. Sidney A. Childress. 


Col. John Sawyers. 
Joseph C. Harris. 
Jesse Roberts. 
Frank L. West. 

Walter J. Meek, Professor of Physiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 
Hugh G. Foust, Supt. of City Public Schools, Frederick, Okla. 
James H. Sawtell, Principal High School, Lola, Kansas. 

No. Families No. in family Alive Dead 

Sawyers Family 329 1483 1190 293 

Harris Family 131 518 403 115 

Total in both families 460 2001 1593 408 




Col. John Sawyers Family 15 

Col. John Sawyers Personal 9 

Alexander G. Forgey Family . 17 

John Sawyers Forgey Family 17 

William Reynolds Family 17 

Rev. John S. Coram Family 18 

p;gbert Taylor Family 21 

James Allen Forgey Family 2-3 

George Salmon Family 2.5 

Wm. Alexander Forgey Family 27 

Andrew Jackson Forgey Family 29 

Thos. Crawford Forgey Family 32 

John Sawyers, Jr., Family .- 34 

Lewis L. Foust Family 35 

Wm. Carroll Sawyers Family 37 

James Claiborne H. Sawyers Family .. 38 

William England Family 41 

John Henderson Sawyers Family 43 

Samuel Craig Family 48 

John Sawyers Craig Family 52 

Samuel H. C. Craig Family 51 

Thomas C. Fisher Family 51 

John C. Craig Family 52 


William Houston Craig Family 52 

William Sawyers Family 53 

Daniel Meek McBee Family 54 

James McBee Family 56 

Ganum C. McBee Family 57 

Joseph Meek Family 59 

Thomas McMillan Family 60 

John Childress Family 62 

Russell H. Roberts Family 63 

John S. Hixson Family 64 

Rev. Eli N. Sawtell Family 66 

William E. A. Meek Family 68 

Joseph S. Meek Family 69 

Josiah Sawyers Family 70 

Ethan Allen Sawyers Family 71 

Nicholas Sawyers Family 73 

John Gibbs Sawyers Family 74 

Wiley C. Foust Family 76 

Dr. James H. Sawyers Family 79 

William M. Sawyers Family 80 

John A. Roberts Family 81 

William A. Clapp Family 82 

Thomas J. Rutherford Family 83 


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Simon Harris Family ,.-■.,...■.. :....:' 87 

William ingram Family 8S 

James T. Ingram Family 88 

Laura Ingram Bird Family 89 

James Harris Family . . 90 

John S. Edmondson Family ...: 91 

John P. Bledsoe Family .; -.-v-.-i..;.: 92 

John S. Ingram Family — .:....; 92 

Thomas Crawford Family 93 

Henry G. Roberts Family 94 

Andrew W. Roberts Family 9G 

James H. Roberts Family 95 

Walter S. Roberts Family 195 

Mariah J. Roberts Family 97 

Emaline Roberts Coram Family 97 

James Jefferson Harris Family 100 

John M. Harris Family 102 

Rebecca Evalyne Crawford Family 104 

Juila Harris Smith Family 105 

William Simon Harris Family 106 

Nancy Drucilla Crawford Family . 108 

William R. Carter Family 109 

Jacob Harris Family — 111 

Richard M. Harris Family 113 

J. Clave Harris Family 113 

William M. Harris Family 114 


Joseph M. Harris Family -::: Ha 

Harriet Elizabeth Smith ^...:..\^.^. 117 

Dr. J. Worth Smith ■.-....::=£ 117 

Avi I. Smith ; _..•.■.:■;....„ 117 

Mariah Paralee Dossett ;. 118 

Alfred T. Dossett :.:;.'........; 118 

Lavina Harris Moose 118 

Byron E. Moose 11^ 

James G. Harris Family '..'. 118 

Thomas J. Harris Family lis 

William D. Gibbs Family 119 

Orville S. Gibbs Family li'n 

James A. Gibbs Family 120 

Laura L. Gibbs 120 

Samuel K. Harris Family 123 

Dr. M. M. Harris Family 125 

John S. Harris Family 127 

Lewis Lane Family 129 

Rowena Harris Arnold Family 130 

Joseph C. Harris Family 130 

Rev. W. E. B. Harris Family 130 

Paralee Harris Goddard . . 132 

Dr. Robert Goddard 132 

C. Alfred Harris 132 

William E. Pope's Family 133 

Minnie V. Bryant 133 

Mack A. Bryant 133 



Revolutionary Soldiers: 

Colonel John Sawyers 140 

Simon Harris 141 

Samuel Crawford 141 

Lieutenant John Crawford 142 

Alexander Crawford 142 

War of 1812: 

Alexander G. Forgey 142 

Lewis Shell 142 

William Sawyers 143 

Joseph Meek 14:3 

Indian War of 1836: 
James A. Forgey 143 

War With Mexico. 1846: 

James A. Forgey 143 

Andrew J. Forgey 144 

Civil War, 1861-1865: 
Union Soldiers: 

Adair. Robert 157 

Blackburn, Lieut. B. R. N 149 

Llair. Clement B 14.5 

Bounds, William F 156 

Carter. William R. 1.51 

Clapp, Lieut. James 15.5 

Clapp, William A 148 

Coram. Jett _ 146 

Coram, Temple H : 146 

Forgey, Andrew J 145 

Forgey, James A. 144 

Forgey, John B 145 

Forgey, Thomas C 144 

Foust, Capt. Wiley C 148 

Hollaway, Alexander 147 

Harris, Lieut. John M 150 

Harris, John S 156 

Harris, Madison M. 154 


Harris, Richard M 153 

Harris, Samuel M 152 

Harris, William M igg 

Harris, William S 151 

Ingram, John 155 

McMillan, Daniel M 157 

McMillan, Lieut. Joseph M 157 

Miller, Creed F l.5r, 

Moore, J. P 156 

Reynolds, H. G 156 

Salmons, James M. 146 

Salmons, John W i-i6 

Salmons, William L ^. 146 

Sawyers, Lieut. John G 148 

Sawyers, Col. Wm. M 147 

Shell, Paris 155 

Taylor, Francis M 146 

Vandervort, James 145 

Wall, Alexander 147 

Webb, James 156 

Webb, John 156 

Wilson, William T. .. 149 

Confederate Civil War Veterans: 

Dyer, Warren 159 

Hannah, John G 15S 

McBee, Ganum C 159 

Sawyers, James C. H 158 

Richards, Dan 159 

Roberts Pleasant 159 

Spanish-American War: 

Blackburn, James W 161 

Blakely, Hugh 161 

Carter, Ed. R 160 

Foust, Lafayette 161 

Harris, Albert S 161 

Reeder, Tarlton L 161 

Taylor, Charles C 161